On 4th July, Statista published an infographic, together with an article saying that most North Korean workers go to China and Russia which are estimated to host a maximum of 80,000 and 40,000 laborers respectively.  The vast majority of them are employed in construction, agriculture, logging, garment-making and traditional medicine while a smaller number are known to work in North Korean restaurants.  Altogether, it is believed that 41 countries host or have recently hosted North Korea’s migrant workers.



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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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