According to the Philippine Statistics Authority survey of 2019, the amount of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia is notable.
Saudi Arabia has been the most popular destination for OFWs.
From April to September 2019, almost 22.4 % of all Overseas Filipino Workers worked in Saudi Arabia.
Throughout that year, one Filipino out of every five was able to get a job in the country, thus over a million Filipino migrants work in various fields in Saudi Arabia, mainly in construction, or in hospitals as nurses, and even as housekeepers.
In 2020, Filipinos in Saudi Arabia transferred over $1.8 billion in remittances to their home country, making it a significant source of foreign cash inflows and a vital contributor to the Philippines’ economy.
Author: own staff