The women migration from Bangladesh has ballooned by 217 per cent in last five years as some new destinations have been opened up for their overseas earnings, insiders said.

The state-owned Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) showed that the migration of the females for the overseas job has swelled to 118,088 in 2016 from that of only 37,304 in 2012.

The Middle Eastern country Jordan is the top Bangladeshi worker recruiter over the last five years, followed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Lebanon and Qatar.

According to the BMET, Jordan recruited 97,424, Saudi Arabia 89,902, the UAE 72,594, Oman 51,631, Lebanon 46,468, and Qatar 22,582 Bangladeshi female workers from 2012 to 2016.

Officials and experts said although the migration of the Bangladesh’s female workers was very poor in numbers five years ago, it has jumped remarkably in recent years.

According to the BMET, the female migration for the overseas jobs in 2012 calendar year was only 37,304 which started to rise on year-on-year basis maintaining ballooning growths.



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