50k job-seekers in Oman by Dec 2021: Minister of Labour

Muscat: Dr. Mahad Baawain, Oman’s Minister of Labour, said that the job-seekers in the Sultanate of Oman amounted to 50,000 Omanis by last month.

Talking to the “Youth Dialogue” show of the official TV of the Sultanate of Oman, the minister explained that the number of job-seekers in January 2020 reached 65,000 Omanis, By the end of the academic year in the summer of the same year, about 30-35 thousand graduated, which raised the number to 90,000 job-seekers. However, this number does not include job-seekers who did not update their date regularly and whose number is estimated to range between 10-20 thousand Omanis.

The Omani official added that in 2021, 40,000 Omanis were employed, making the number of job-seekers within the range of 50,000 by December 2021. Baawain said that in addition to the 40k first-time employees in 2021, about 28k thousand Omani moved from one job to another.

According to the latest date issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information, the percentage of job-seekers in the Sultanate reached 1.9% in December 2021.

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