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Labor > Labor force > A note: Countries Compared

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Bahrain 44% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (July 1998 est.) (1998 est.)
Bangladesh extensive export of labor to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia; workers' remittances estimated at $1.71 billion in 1998-99 (1998)
Belize shortage of skilled labor and all types of technical personnel (1997 est.)
Bhutan massive lack of skilled labor
Brunei temporary residents make up 41% of labor force (1991) (1999 est.)
Burkina Faso a large part of the male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (1999)
Cuba state sector 78%, non-state sector 22% (1999) (2000 est.)
Haiti shortage of skilled labor, unskilled labor abundant (2001) (1995)
Iran shortage of skilled labor (1998)
Jordan in addition, at least 300,000 workers are employed abroad (2001)
Kuwait 68% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (July 1998 est.) (1998 est.)
Lebanon in addition, there are as many as 1 million foreign workers (1999 est.) (2001 est.)
Nepal severe lack of skilled labor (1996 est.)
Pakistan extensive export of labor, mostly to the Middle East, and use of child labor (2000)
Panama shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2000 est.)
Saint Helena 1,200 work offshore (1998 est.)
Saudi Arabia 35% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (July 1998 est.)
Sierra Leone only about 65,000 wage earners (1985) (1981 est.)
Tunisia shortage of skilled labor
Turkey about 1.2 million Turks work abroad (1999)
United Arab Emirates 73.9% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (July 2002 est.) (2000 est.)

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"Countries Compared by Labor > Labor force > A note. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Labor-force/A-note

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