Labour Migration

 

Out-migration trend from Nepal (1961-2011)

Population Census Total Population Absent Population % of total Population
1961 9741466 328470 3.4
1971 NA NA NA
1981 15425816 402977 2.6
1991 19149387 658290 3.4
2001 23199115 762181 3.2
2011 26494504 1921494 7.3

 

 

Yearly rate of increase of permits issued to female labour migrants

(2008-2013/14)

Year Total labour migrants Total female labour migrants Rate of increase in absolute terms (%) Percent of the total labour migrants (%)
2008/09 219965 8594 - 3.9
2009/10 294094 10056 17 3.4
2010/11 354716 10416 3.6 2.9
2011/12 384665 22958 120.4 -
2012/13 450834 27742 20.8 6.2
2013/14 521878 29152 5.1 5.6
Total 2226152 108918    
Source: Labor Migration for Foreign Employment; A Status Report for Nepal 2013/14; Department of Foreign Employment; Ministry of Labor and Employment; GoN