The number of expatriate workers in Oman’s government sector has significantly declined from 52,462 to 44,558 in June 2020, a decrease of 18.8 percent from July 2019, local media reported.

According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information, the number of expatriate workers in the government sector was 54,687 at the end of December 2019.

Meanwhile, the number of expatriate workers in the private sector declined from 1,259,814 at the end of June 2020 (by 31,101, or 2.5 percent) to 1,228,713 at the end of July in 2020.

In the family sector, the number of expatriates dropped by 8,809 or 3.2 from 277,607 in June 2020 to 268,798 in July.

The number of Bangladesh nationals dropped from 590,748 in June 2020 to 580,132 in July 2020, Pakistanis from 192,676 to 185,626, and Filipinos from 47,537 to 46,531 during the same period.

The number of Indian expatriates dropped from 567,341 in June 2020 to 542,091 during the same period.