Foreign workers occupy more than 10 million jobs in Saudi Arabia

A group of Saudi officials, foreign and local workers and journalists inspect the damage at a power station on August 27, 2016 in the Saudi Arabia. (AFP)

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs there.

There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Saudi kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million in total, sources said according to the Saudi daily Okaz.

Labor force survey results showed that the number of non-Saudi employed persons for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 reached 10,850,192 while the total number of employed persons reached 13,889,137.


Last Update: Sunday, 20 August 2017 KSA 12:25 - GMT 09:25