News

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.

Egypt's Interior Minister Addresses Road Accidents Amid Rising Public Concern
Resort in Egypt's Sinai Under Investigation for 'Banning' Woman in Burkini

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Israel Signs $US 15 Billion Deal to Export Natural Gas to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Egyptian Court Adds Former Presidential Candidate Abdel Monem Aboul Fotouh to Terror List

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Khaled Ali Resigns from ‘Bread and Liberty’ Party After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Teenage FGM Rate Declines Amid Ongoing Fight to Stop the Practice Around Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 19, 2018

Egypt’s Ismailia to Become an ‘Electronic City’ in Attempts to Overcome Bureaucracy

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018

Khaled Ali’s Party Acquits Him of Sexual Misconduct Following Accusation

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018

Egypt’s Cycling Team Wins the 2018 African Championship

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Scores 30 Goals in 36 Games

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.