Number of Turkish workers going abroad down

The number of Turkish workers sent abroad in January went down by 66.8 percent.

Number of Turkish workers going abroad down
The number of Turkish workers sent abroad by Turkey's Employment Agency (ISKUR) went down by 23.4 percent in 2008 when compared to the previous year and was recorded as 57,652.

The number of Turkish workers sent abroad in January went down by 66.8 percent when compared to the same month last year and was recorded as 2,775.

In 2008, the majority of Turkish workers went to Russia, Saudi Arabia and Libya.

Since 1961, the number of Turkish workers going abroad for work is more than 2,200,000.

Below is a table showing the number of Turkish workers in respective countries in 2008 and the change in percentage compared to the previous year:




COUNTRY       No. of Workers       Change(%)
-------               --------------            ---------
Russia                    15,696                 -32.1
Saudi Arabia           7,544                  100.6
Libya                       5,902                 131.6
Iraq                         4,742                  -29.3
Kazakhstan             4,613                   -42.1
Ukraine                   2,523                   -4.9
Qatar                      2,355                   -51.7
UAE                       2,096                    50.5
Albania                   1,615                    502.6
Germany                 1,426                    -74.6
Romania                  1,348                   -18.2
Turkmenistan           1,234                    67.8
Morocco                 1,187                    20.0
Azerbaijan               939                      -27.6
Algeria                     792                      -9.9


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