The issue of domestic workers is has been a thorny issue since the beginning of the Corona pandemic since the number of domestic workers started dwindling and according to official statistics about 75,000 domestic workers have left the job market in just one year from December 2020 to December 2021.

A local Arabic daily quoting labor market statistics issued by the Central Administration of Statistics showed the number of domestic workers was about 593,684 male and female until last December while their number was more than 668,000 in December 2020.

The statistic revealed the Indian labor topped the list whose number in December 2021 was about 279,000, more than the Filipino labor, which came in second with 135,400, then the Bangladeshi labor 76,800 and Sri Lanka in fourth place with about 64,400; the Nepalese labor came in fifth place with about 11,451, then the Ethiopians with 10,689 followed by other nationalities with limited numbers.

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