Overseas Filipinos

Total Number of OFWs is Estimated at 2.2 Million (Results from the 2011 Survey on Overseas Filipinos)

The total number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2011 was estimated at 2.2 million. The estimate for the same period of 2010 was 2.0 million. The overseas contract workers (OCWs) or those with existing work contract abroad comprised 95.3 percent of the total OFWs in 2011.

2010 Survey on Overseas Filipinos

The 2010 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF) revealed that there were about 2.0 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who worked abroad anytime during the period April to September 2010 (Table 1). Of this number, the overseas contract workers (OCWs) or those with existing work contract abroad accounted for 1.9 million or 94.9 percent.

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