Infographic: A glimpse at Overseas Filipino Workers

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OFWsThe Philippines is increasingly dependent on its workers not only finding employment abroad, but also propping up the domestic economy. Philippines workers abroad – Overseas Filipino Workers, or OFWs – contribute a substantial 10 per cent to the country’s GDP. As of the first five months of 2013, the amount of money sent home by workers, mostly in the US and the Middle East, increased 5.3 per cent during the period, registering a five-month high of  $1.867 billion.

During the period, the US made was the top source for remittances, contributing to 43.9 percent of the total, central bank data showed, but most Filipinos end up working in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, which contributed 8 per cent of total remittances, is the top employer of male OFWs, who find themselves in professional or skilled worker jobs, such as machine operators or trade workers. Meanwhile, female OFWs are mainly employed in the UAE, where they work unskilled jobs, such as caregivers.

Below is an infograph created by pinoyborn.com detailing more current OFW trends.

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The Philippines is increasingly dependent on its workers not only finding employment abroad, but also propping up the domestic economy. Philippines workers abroad – Overseas Filipino Workers, or OFWs – contribute a substantial 10 per cent to the country’s GDP. As of the first five months of 2013, the amount of money sent home by workers, mostly in the US and the Middle East, increased 5.3 per cent during the period, registering a five-month high of  $1.867 billion.

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OFWsThe Philippines is increasingly dependent on its workers not only finding employment abroad, but also propping up the domestic economy. Philippines workers abroad – Overseas Filipino Workers, or OFWs – contribute a substantial 10 per cent to the country’s GDP. As of the first five months of 2013, the amount of money sent home by workers, mostly in the US and the Middle East, increased 5.3 per cent during the period, registering a five-month high of  $1.867 billion.

During the period, the US made was the top source for remittances, contributing to 43.9 percent of the total, central bank data showed, but most Filipinos end up working in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, which contributed 8 per cent of total remittances, is the top employer of male OFWs, who find themselves in professional or skilled worker jobs, such as machine operators or trade workers. Meanwhile, female OFWs are mainly employed in the UAE, where they work unskilled jobs, such as caregivers.

Below is an infograph created by pinoyborn.com detailing more current OFW trends.

Philippine_ofw_jobs_infographic1

 

 

 

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