The number of foreigners contributing to Social Security continued to rise in September, according to government figures.
The Spanish Social Security registered 2,225,856 foreign affiliates in September, after discounting seasonality and calendar differences.
There are 21,802 more expats employed than in August, that is, 0.99% more, and about 36,000 more than in February 2020, before the impact in Spain of the global Covid-19 pandemic, says the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations in a statement.
In seasonally adjusted terms, the percentage of people of foreign origin who work in Spain already represents 11.38% of the total number of Social Security contributors.
According to published data, the number of foreign contributors increased both in the general scheme for employees and in that of self-employed workers (autonomos).
In September, 35.2% of foreign social security contributors were from other European Union (EU) member-states, while 64.73% were third-country nationals.
The largest groups of foreign workers were those from Romania (329,576), Morocco (267,031), Italy (141,695) and China (104,557).
56.52% of them were men, while 43.47% were women.
Most of the foreigner workers were affiliated to the general scheme (for employees), with 1,852,177 contributors. The number of self-employed expatriates increased 0.40% in the last month, to 383,633.
By region, the number of foreign contributors increased in Extremadura (7.79%), Castilla-La Mancha (7.22%), La Rioja (4.90%), Andalusia (2.94%), Navarra (2, 74%), the Canary Islands (2.45%). %), Madrid (1.52%), Castilla y León (1.24%), Basque Country (1.13%), Valencian Community (0.64%) and Galicia (0.21%).
The number of foreign workers decreased in Cantabria (4.49% less), Asturias (2.40%), Aragon (2.34%), Balearic Islands (1.38%), Region of Murcia (0.63%) and Catalonia (0.30%).