Oman's expat workforce drops by 60,800

Pedro Gonçalves
Oman's expat workforce drops by 60,800

A total of 60,807 foreign workers have left Oman's workforce last year as the expat visa ban in the GCC state takes its toll. Expat worker numbers fell by 3.4% from 1,795,689 in December 2017 to 1,734,882 at the end of November 2018, according to data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information. As a result, more than 64,000 jobs have been created for Omanis in the private sector in the 12 months since the implementation of the ban, local daily Times of Oman reported. Aut...

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