In pictures: Saudi's illegal workers - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: Saudi's illegal workers

Saudi Arabia is deporting illegal foreign workers in an effort to reduce unemployment among Saudis.

The Saudi government is enforcing labour laws, hoping that reducing the number of illegal workers in the kingdom will create opportunities for Saudi job seekers.The official Saudi unemployment rate is 12 percent, but excludes a large number of citizens who say they are not seeking a job.

However, the majority of the kingdom's nine million foreigners work as unskilled labourers or domestic workers, jobs usually shunned by Saudis.

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