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Who in the Cosmopolitan Mix Gets Most of Monaco’s Work Done?

Of the numerous nationalities that live in Monaco in harmony together they are helped by their fellow residents who are in the local workforce or by those that live close by. In fact like the cosmopolitan nature of the residents, over 100 nationalities are involved in the work of the Principality.

About 5000 residents who live in Monaco itself are hard at work and in the order of less than 10.000 workers live very close, in Beausoleil and Cap d’Ail.

After that, you only have to see the trains and buses ploughing back and forth each day to see the myriad others who help in the Principality.

In fact, it needs about 55.000 employees in all in the private sector hard at work each day to keep the Principality functioning well. About 2.500 native Monegasques themselves are employed, and about 1000 of these in the private sector.

Outnumbering the Monegasques are the Portuguese. Just over 4,000 of them are employed here in the private sector.

Which Nationalities Are Heavily Involved in Daily Work

From which nationalities do the enterprises in the Principality employ all the rest.

After all where do all the housekeepers, drivers, cooks, maids, bodyguards, carers, governesses and butlers come from? It takes between 3000 and 4000 of these “house staff” alone to run the households of wealthy residents. And that’s just a small portion of the total work that is going on.

It’s not hard to guess the top two nationalities contributing. They come from Italy as well as France.

You would be wrong though if you thought it’s Italians who comprise the majority. Statistics (including those from the Monegasque Institute of Statistics for Economic Studies) show a little under a sixth or 8.500 come from Italy each day. The greater majority (just under two thirds ) or 35.000 are coming from France.

So when the French trains are impacted by strike action, for example over the latest changes in pensions, you’ll see those commuting numbers fall to a trickle temporarily and a lot of work stalled. Even some of the bank staff will have trouble getting to work to help us customers.

If Monegasques with the French, the Italians and the Portuguese account for a large part of the work, is it the British who are the biggest contributors after them? The Brits do continue to beaver away helping but the latest statistics show the Romanians have started to outnumber them. Over 825 Romanians work in Monaco in the private sector now. They are the fifth largest working group here by Nationality.

In the last year the strength of Monaco’s economy meant that over 2000 extra employees had to be hired.

There’s lots of work to be done and the nationalities that contribute close to and in excess of a thousand or indeed many thousands include the French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Monegasques, a very cosmopolitan mix that also includes Brits.

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