A total of 2,348,595 foreign workers were registered with the Social Security service in Spain in May, as seasonality and calendar effect declined. In addition, there are 4,958 more workers than in April and 159,174 more than in February 2020.
In a press release issued by the official government website, it was announced that this group had a year of uninterrupted growth as in the first five months of 2022, it has grown by nearly 42,000 employees, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Such data also show that in April, this figure represents 11.7 per cent of the total number of social security members in seasonally adjusted terms.
“In average terms and without seasonal adjustment, Social Security had 2,426,625 foreign contributors in May, of which 849,733 are from European Union countries (35.02 per cent) and 1,576,892 from third countries (64. remaining 9 per cent). They represent 72,111 more affiliates than in April,” the statement reads.
In addition, 55.8 per cent of this group are male or a total of 1,356,247, while 44.1 per cent are female or 1,070,378.
The countries from where most foreign workers come from are the following:
- Romania 348,126
- Morocco 310,619
- Italy 156,681
- Colombia 112,349
- Venezuela 111,683
According to the figures, among other nationalities, 54,778 workers came from Ukraine. In the last month, the number of Ukrainian workers has gradually increased since the beginning of the Russian occupation, by up to 7.44 per cent, as a result, there are 7200 more workers from this country than in February before the invasion.
“The average affiliation of foreigners rose in all the autonomous communities in the last month, with special intensity in the Balearic Islands (16.07 per cent), followed by La Rioja (8.40 per cent), Aragón (6.68 per cent) and Extremadura ( 6.25 per cent),” the statement reveals.
The same source also explains that most foreigners are part of the General Scheme or as many as 2,024,633, as 68,101 people were employed per month, which is 3.5 per cent more than in April.
There was an increase in the number of workers in some sectors, with the most noticeable growth being marked in agriculture, livestock and fishing by 10.1 per cent, hotels by 8.6 per cent, other services by 4.4 per cent and artistic, entertainment and recreational activities by 4.2 per cent. In addition, the Special Agrarian System grew by 5.9 per cent.
At the same time, in the last month, the number of foreigners in the self-employed regime increased by 0.9 per cent, bringing the total to 396,916 workers after 3,618 workers were added to this list.
Moreover, during the last twelve months, the average number of employees from other countries has increased by 11.86 per cent, thus increasing 257,299 employees.