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UAE: Arab foreign labourers employed in the private sector and registered with the Ministry of Labour by country of citizenship and sex (2005-2007)

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2005 2006 2007
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Egypt 85,025 3,925 88,950 102,612 4,565 107,177 128,210 6,517 134,727
Syria 48,868 2,982 51,850 50,613 3,327 53,940 55,255 4,395 59,650
Jordan 23,866 2,969 26,835 23,916 3,197 27,113 25,493 4,550 30,043
Lebanon 15,036 3,121 18,157 16,207 3,640 19,847 18,656 4,713 23,369
Palestine 12,013 1,685 13,698 13,252 1,872 15,124 15,261 2,663 17,924
Iraq 11,911 1,458 13,369 10,881 1,463 12,344 11,183 1,964 13,147
Sudan 10,195 1,161 11,356 9,881 1,217 11,098 10,544 1,472 12,016
Yemen 9,688 326 10,014 9,431 344 9,775 9,730 507 10,237
Morocco 2,690 3,082 5,772 2,939 3,396 6,335 3,340 3,911 7,251
Somalia 2,921 236 3,157 2,554 243 2,797 2,414 392 2,806
Tunisia 1,089 436 1,525 1,520 629 2,149 1,906 891 2,797
Algeria 1,154 303 1,457 1,283 338 1,621 1,412 436 1,848
Other Arab countries 711 43 754 671 45 716 740 59 799
Total Arab countries 225,170 21,724 246,894 245,760 24,276 270,036 284,144 32,470 316,614

Source: Statistical Yearbook 2008, Ministry of Labour, UAE.

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

The population taken into account is the private sector employees.
Arab countries are the Arab League member countries.

2. Institution which provides data

Ministry of Labour, UAE

3. Data availability

The data has been taken from Arab Labour Organisation’s Statistical Yearbook 2010, Chapter “Migration”
http://www.alolabor.org/final/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=110&view=view.download&catid=31&cid=95&lang=en
http://www.alolabor.org/final/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=110&view=viewcategory&catid=31&lang=ar

Last date of access: March 3, 2015.

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