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There are about 8.7 to 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide, equivalent to about 11% of the total population of the Philippines.

Each year, more than a million Filipinos leave to work abroad through overseas employment agencies and other programs, including government sponsored ones. Others emigrate and become permanent residents of other countries. Overseas Filipinos often work as doctors, physical therapists, nurses, accountants, IT professionals, engineers, architects, entertainers, technicians, teachers, military servicemen, seafarers, students, caregivers, domestic helpers and household maids.

The exodus includes an increasing number of skilled workers taking on unskilled work overseas, resulting in what has been referred to as a brain drain, particularly in the health and education sectors. Also, the exodus can result in underemployment, for example, in cases where doctors undergo retraining to become nurses.

United States 2,802,586
Saudi Arabia 1,066,401
UAE 529,114
Canada 462,935
Australia 270,347
Malaysia 244,967
United Kingdom 203,035
Japan 202,557
Qatar 195,558
Singapore 156,466
Kuwait 139,802
Hong Kong 130,537
Italy 120,192
South Korea 80,715
Taiwan 74,010
Germany 54,336
France 47,075
Bahrain 44,703
Spain 41,780
Israel 36,880
Greece 29,344
Lebanon 25,818
Macau 23,348
New Zealand 23,023
Guam 22,567
Norway 20,035
Netherlands 19,163
Sweden 18,435
Ireland 16,832
Papua New Guinea 12,932
Switzerland 12,042

Source: Overseas Filipino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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