Muscat: The number of expatriate workers in the Sultanate decreased from the end of 2019 until the end of this year August 2020, by more than 222,000 workers;
The total number of expatriate workers in the Sultanate until the end of last year reached 1,712,798, but the number decreased by the end of August 2020 to 1,490,421 migrant workers in various sectors, according to the statistical bulletin of the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
According to statistics, the highest percentage of decline in terms of educational level was in the middle school category by 16.5% between August 2019 and August 2020, followed by the “illiterate” category by 13.9%.
In the secondary education category, the decline in the number of expatriate workers was 13.6%, and in the higher diploma category 13% and university 10.6%.
The largest number of expatriate workers left the Sultanate was Indian, as more than 100,000 Indian workers left the Sultanate until the end of this year August 2020.
As for workers of Bangladeshi nationality, the number decreased to about 66,000 workers, while the number of Pakistani workers decreased from 24,000 workers.
The distribution of the decrease in expatriate workers in the Sultanate among the various sectors; As their decline in the government sector to 10,701 employees, and in the private sector the decrease reached 181,261 workers, and in the family sector 30,415 workers.
By comparing these figures with the rate of job seekers according to the educational level in the Sultanate, it becomes clear that the percentage of job seekers from a category below the General Education Diploma by the end of August 2020 reached 0.6%, while the percentage in the General Education Diploma category and its equivalent amounted to 5.5%.
In the university diploma category, the percentage was 12.5%, and in the university degree category, the percentage reached 12.2%.
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