CAPMAS: Egyptian expats work permits reduced to crawl



Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 01:50 GMT


Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 01:50 GMT

Press Photo: CAPMAS

Press Photo: CAPMAS

CAIRO – 4 August 2019: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued on August 4the annual bulletin of Egyptian expatriates’ work licenses that is reduced to a crawl.

Indicators referred that the total sum of work licenses given to Egyptian expatriates through the Ministry of Interior hit only 1million compared to 1.167 million last year with a decrease of 7.7 percent.

While the total number of work licenses for Egyptian expatriates issued for the first time is just 600,000compared to 700,000last yearwith a decreaseof 7.6 percent.

49.2% of Egyptians work in Saudi Arabia

The Arab countries ranked first in terms of permits issued to Egyptianexpatriates with 1046399 permits.

Saudi Arabia took the lion's share in the Arab countries in terms of licenses issued to Egyptianexpatriates, hitting 515034 permits and 49.2 percent, followed by Kuwait with 230803 permits and 22.1 percent of the total work permits in Arab countries in 2018.

86.3% of Egyptians in the European Community work in Italy

The number of work permits issued for Egyptianexpats in the European countries amounted to20169 with a rate of 1.9 percent.

Italy ranked first among the European countries in terms of the number of permits issued to Egyptians to work with 17408 permits and 86.3 percent, followed by Greece with 1688 permits and 8.4 percent.

The number of holders of work permits abroad reached 403495 permits at 37.4 percent compared to 317916 permits by 29.4 percent last year.



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