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Bahrain: Estimated total employed population by nationality (Bahraini/Non-Bahraini) and sector (public, private, domestic) (Quarterly: Q1 2014 – Q2 2018)

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Public Sector Private Sector Domestic Workers Total workers (all sectors)
Year Quarter Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total Bahrainis Non-Bahrainis Total
2014 Q1 56,988 10,010 66,998 96,537 392,789 489,326 0 105,203 105,203 153,525 508,002 661,527
Q2 56,817 9,818 66,635 97,794 396,578 494,372 0 106,105 106,105 154,611 512,501 667,112
Q3 56,831 10,196 67,027 98,358 404,463 502,821 0 106,997 106,997 155,189 521,656 676,845
Q4 57,119 10,241 67,360 99,219 412,857 512,076 0 107,711 107,711 156,338 530,809 687,147
2015 Q1 57,061 10,181 67,242 99,368 419,553 518,921 0 108,746 108,746 156,429 538,480 694,909
Q2 57,237 9,953 67,190 101,200 431,541 532,741 0 110,365 110,365 158,437 551,859 710,296
Q3 57,171 10,245 67,416 101,011 437,789 538,800 0 111,002 111,002 158,182 559,036 717,218
Q4 57,130 10,409 67,539 101,198 445,374 546,572 0 111,002 111,002 158,328 566,785 725,113
2016 Q1 56,432 10,266 66,698 104,451 461,139 565,590 0 111,002 111,002 160,883 582,407 743,290
Q2 56,174 10,031 66,205 103,537 474,118 577,655 0 111,002 111,002 159,711 595,151 754,863
Q3 55,473 9,968 65,441 101,953 491,482 593,435 0 111,002 111,002 157,426 612,452 769,878
Q4 54,952 10,007 64,959 102,167 509,062 611,229 0 111,002 111,002 157,119 630,071 787,190
2017 Q1 54,719 10,000 64,719 102,063 501,093 603,156 0 99,417 99,417 156,782 610,510 767,292
Q2 54,800 9,883 64,683 102,461 496,416 598,877 0 100,058 100,058 157,261 606,357 763,618
Q3 54,536 9,853 64,389 103,103 495,444 598,547 0 98,376 98,376 157,639 603,673 761,312
Q4 54,613 9,880 64,493 103,802 495,912 599,714 0 98,905 98,905 158,415 604,697 763,112
Q1 53,977 9,865 63,842 104,399 498,340 602,739 0 103,527 103,527 158,376 611,732 770,108
2018 Q2 53,932 9,730 63,662 104,882 499,275 604,157 0 91,852 91,852 158,814 600,857 759,671

Source: Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) – Bahrain
 
 
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1. Technical Notes and Definitions
Data are extracted from the files submitted by Expatriate Management System (LMRA-EMS), General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI), Pension Fund Commission (PFC),
and Civil Service Bureau (CSB) monthly data files to LMRA.
LMRA data, along with GOSI and PFC, do not include non-civilian employees (engaged in military, defense and other relevant entities and ranked as so).
1. From 2008 Q2 onward, “Public sector” for Non-Bahraini workers refers to workers in the “Government sector” of the Expatriate Management System (EMS) of LMRA.
2. “Private Sector” for Non-Bahraini workers refers to the sum of “Commercial” and “Non-Commercial, Non-Government” (NCNG) sectors of LMRA’s EMS system.

Employee is defined as who works in a paid employment job, i.e., a job where the explicit or implicit contract of employment gives the incumbent a basic remuneration
that is independent of the revenue of the unit for which he or she works (the unit can be a corporation, a non-profit institution, a government or a household).
A Bahraini citizen is defined here as a legal national of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This category excludes nationals of the GCC.
A Non-Bahraini citizen is defined here as any foreigner or expatriate of a nationality other than Bahraini.
Public Sector is defined here as the one where employees are registered at the Public Fund Commission (PFC)
Private Sector is defined here as the one where employees are registered at the General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI)
Domestic Worker is defined here as an employee who works, and often lives within the employer’s household.
Employment as defined by the LMRA is in line with the ILO resolution concerning statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment.
It includes all persons above a specific age during a specific period either in paid employment or in self-employment and includes the following:
(a) paid employment
(a1) at work: persons who during the reference period performed some work for wage or salary, in cash or in kind, even for one hour
(a2) with a job but not at work: persons who, having already worked in their present job, were temporarily not at work during the reference period and had a formal attachment to their job
(e.g., absence because of illness or injury, holiday or vacation, strike or lockout, educational or training leave, maternity or parental leave, reduction in economic activity, etc.)
(b) self employment
(b1) at work: persons who during the reference period performed some work for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind
(b2) with an enterprise but not at work: persons with an enterprise, which may be a business enterprise, a farm or a service undertaking,
who were temporarily not at work during the reference period for any specific reason.

2. Institution which provides data 
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA)

3. Data availability 
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Kingdom of Bahrain, based on data from Bahrain Labour Market Indicators (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2018/06/data/lmr/Table_A.xls).
Data are tabulated in PDF and Excel formats.

The definitions that the LMRA adopts for its data can be found in the Glossary section: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/mi_glossary.xml)

Date of access: November 2018.

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