Almost one third of expatriates responding to an online poll have said they feel they have no choice but to return home as a result of the current economic crisis.
The survey by recruitment website Bayt.com of more than 22,000 expatriates working across the Middle East shows that 28 percent are looking to leave due to the impact the crisis has had on overseas workers.
A further 15 percent said they would simply prefer to make the move back home, with 22 percent of the total stating that they would consider moving in the next three months.
However, 36 per cent, said that they would remain in the country they currently work in, and an additional 21 percent said they would consider working as an expatriate in another country.
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