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Spain gains 29,320 more foreign contributors to Social Security

The total number of foreign workers stands at 2,290,099. The largest groups of employed people come from Romania, Morocco, Italy, Venezuela and China
Women working in an office. Photo: Pixabay.
Women working in an office. Photo: Pixabay.

The Spanish Social Security had 2,290,099 foreign affiliates at the end of November after discounting seasonality and the calendar differences.

This is 29,320 more jobs than in the previous month (1.3%).

This is also 100,000 more workers than in February 2020, before the impact of the pandemic, after six consecutive months of growth.

According to government figures, foreign people working in Spain country account for 11.58% of the total number of Social Security contributors in seasonally adjusted figures.

In terms of average Social Security affiliation, there were 2,263,281 foreign contributors in November, of whom 792,644 were from EU countries (35.02%) and 1,470,636 from third countries (64.98%). This is 2,137 more than in October.

The largest groups of employed people come from Romania (332,430), Morocco (280,858), Italy (140,068), Venezuela (106,304) and China (106,232). 56.65% were men (1,282,152), while 43.35% were women (981,128).

By region

By autonomous region, the greatest increase in the number of foreign contributors corresponds to Andalusia (3.19%), with a particular intensity in Jaén (64.31%), where the olive harvesting campaign is underway.

The Valencian Community (3.07%), the Canary Islands (2.94%) and Murcia (2.42%) also grew above the average. In contrast, the sharpest declines were recorded in the Balearic Islands (-17.26%), in Extremadura (-10.61%) and in Castilla y León (-8.06%).

By regime, the majority of foreigners were in the General Scheme (employees), with 1,873,340 people. The number of self-employed foreigners recorded a slight increase of 0.12% in the last month, bringing the total to 385,280.

In the last twelve months, the affiliation of workers from other countries has increased by 189,539 people (9.14%).

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