Foreign workforce in Egypt plunges by 24.6% in ’23- CAPMAS

Egypt hosted a total of 978 foreign workers in its government and public/business sectors in 2023, representing a 24.6 per cent decrease from 2022’s count of 1,297 workers.

Europeans make up the largest share of foreign workers by 48.5 per cent, followed by non-Arab Asians with 22.1 per cent. While the Oceanian countries have the lowest number at 19, representing only 1.9 per cent.

The foreign workforce is predominantly male, accounting for 90.8 per cent, while females make up only 9.2 per cent.

Specialists make up the majority of the 521 foreign workers at 53.3 per cent, followed by senior officials and managers at 29.4 per cent, and factory operators, machine operators, and production component collectors at 11.3 per cent.

Notably, about 71.1 per cent of foreign workers renewed their contracts in 2023, with the remaining 283 workers being newly hired.

Attribution: Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).

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