Jordanian workers in Qatar increase remittances to $155m in first tertile

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AMMAN — Jordanians working in Qatar sent home around $155 million (JD110 million) in remittances in the first tertile of 2023, an increase of 7.2 percent from the $144 million (JD102 million) recorded in the same period of 2022, according to Qatar-based exchange firms.اضافة اعلان

Expansion of Jordanian community in Qatar
According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, exchange firms based in Qatar reported a sustained growth in remittances from Jordanian workers, indicating a rise in the number of Jordanians residing in the Arab Gulf nation.

Recent estimates suggest that the Jordanian community in Qatar has expanded to 70,000 individuals, compared to 60,000 two years ago.

Jordanians in Qatar are engaged in a wide range of occupations and industries. While they can be found in various sectors, they are particularly represented in finance and banking, real estate and construction firms, the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as service and IT firms.

Notably, a majority of community members hold positions in government-run educational and medical facilities, along with private medical practices.

Total remittances experience slight decline
According to recently released data by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), Jordanian expatriates' remittances in the first tertile of this year amounted to about $1.1 billion (JD782 million), a slight decrease compared to the $1.131 billion (JD802.3 million) recorded during the same period last year.

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