Oman sees drop in number of expat workers by 9.3 per cent

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Muscat: The total number of expat workers residing in the Sultanate recorded a decline during the first half of the current year by 9.3 percent compared to the same period last year 2019, and that decline in expats workers in the private sector falls by 10.1 percent, while expats workers seen by 6.2 percent and 5.7 percent in the domestic sector and the government sectors, as per the statistics in the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information in its monthly bulletin showed that the number of expatriate workers in the Sultanate had reached 1,589,883 residents, including 1,259,814 expat workers in the private sector, and 277,0000 in the domestic sector, in the government sector reached 52,462.

The total number of residents in the Sultanate had reached at the end of last year 2019 at 1,712,798 of whom 79.6 percent were in private sector companies and establishments, 17.2 percent in the domestic sector, and 3.2 percent in the public sector.

According to nationalities, the expat workers of Bangladeshi nationality made up 37.2 percent of the total number of workers residing in the Sultanate at the end of the first half of the current year, and their number reached 590,748 Bangladeshi workers, as their number decreased by 8.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

While the number of Indian workers is 567,341, and their number decreased by 11.2 percent compared to the first half of last year.

While Pakistani workers came in third place, and their number reached 192,676 Pakistanis, a decrease of 8.9 percent compared to the first half of last year.

Residents of the Filipino and Egyptian nationalities ranked fourth and fifth, with 47,537 Filipinos and 33,234 Egyptian workers, according to ONA.

Source : omannewsagency

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