The number of expats leaving the private sector in Saudi Arabia during the second quarter of the year reached almost 134,000, with an average of 1,468 departures by foreign workers on a daily basis.
At the same time, Saudis joining the private sector during the same period accounted for 44,814, with an daily entry average of 492 Saudis per day, local news outlet Saudi Gazette reports, quoting figures from the according to the latest report of the National Labor Observatory (NLO.Sa).
The National Observatory portal, launched on Jan. 31 this year with the objective of further boosting Saudisation and regulating labor market, has contributed to the strategic transformation by providing data and information about the major topics pertaining to the labor market in the Kingdom.
Saudi authorities have arrested about 3.87 million foreigners who were living in the country in violation of the labor and residency regulations and deported 962,234 of them to their respective countries since November 2017, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said quoting interior ministry officials.
The interior ministry launched a nationwide crackdown against illegal residents on Nov. 15, 2017, with the participation of 19 government departments including the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.
The campaign officials said as many as 3,872,194 expatriates were arrested for violating the residency, labor and border security regulations.
They said 962,234 of the detained residents were deported to their respective home countries.
A total of 3,024,270 expatriates were arrested for violating residency regulations, 595,796 for violating the labor law and 252,128 for breaching border security.