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More Egyptians Migrate for Work Abroad in 2015

More Egyptians Migrate for Work Abroad in 2015

Laborers marched to Tahrir Square and the neighboring Shura Council during the Labour Day 2013. Credit: Virginie Nguyen
Laborers marched to Tahrir Square and the neighboring Shura Council during the Labor Day 2013. Credit: Virginie Nguyen

The number of Egyptians receiving permits from the Ministry of Interior to travel abroad for work has increased by 0.9 percent in 2015 compared to 2014, official statistics showed on Tuesday.

According to a statement from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), approximately 1.33 million Egyptians received work permits in 2015, compared to 1.32 million the year before.

In 2015, 97.5 percent of Egyptians applying to work abroad received permits for Arab countries.

Most Egyptian migrant labor is based in Saudi Arabia. Approximately 54.3 percent of Egyptians applying to work abroad in 2015 headed to Saudi Arabia, while about a third of them went to Kuwait.

Italy, on the other hand, has the most Egyptian migrant labor compared to the rest of the European continent, with over 20,000 Egyptians applying for work permits to head there last year.

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