Foreign workers in Mongolia decrease by 2.4 percent

2022-01-18 14:43:28

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. In the fourth quarter of 2021, 5.6 thousand foreign citizens from 77 foreign countries were working in Mongolia with labor contract with purpose of earning wage and income or voluntarily without earning wage and income. The number of foreign workers decreased by 136 (2.4 percent) from the previous quarter.

In terms of country of all foreign workers in Mongolia, 62.9 percent is from China, 4.8 percent -- the Russian Federation, 4.2 percent -- Vietnam, 3.9 percent -- the Republic of Korea, 2.9 percent -- India, 2.4 percent -- Australia, 2.3 percent -- Albania, 2.0 percent -- United States, and remaining 14.6 percent is from other countries.

In terms of the occupation of foreign workers, the highest percentage or 2.5 thousand (44.8 percent) were professionals and the lowest percentage or 2 persons (0.1 percent) were skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery worker.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, 2027 workers (36.1 percent) were working in mining and quarrying sector, 1600 workers (28.5 percent) in construction sector, 494 workers (8.8 percent) in education sector, 377 workers (6.7 percent) in manufacturing sector, 344 workers (6.1 percent) in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 219 workers (3.9 percent) in transportation and storage, 79 workers (1.4 percent) in accommodation and food service activities, 75 workers (1.3 percent) in administrative and support service activities, and 402 workers (7.2 percent) were working in other sectors.