12 December 2019 - 14 Kislev 5780 - י"ד כסלו ה' אלפים תש"פ
Israel issues statistics on overseas work visas E-mail

At the end of 2017, Israel had about 100,000 foreign workers with valid work visas, according to a statement from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics on 30 July.

The holders of work visas who entered Israel in 2017 were from about 100 different countries, with 61% of them from Asian countries and 35% from Europe.

Most of the workers from Turkey, China and Thailand were employed in construction and agriculture. By contrast, most of those from Nepal and the Philippines were employed in nursing.

In addition, about 67,000 workers came as tourists and stayed to work illegally in Israel.

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