Social Security lost an average of 3,053 foreign affiliates in October, 0.1% lower compared to the previous month, bringing the tenth month of the year to an end with 2,683,937 immigrant workers registered in the system.
With a slight delay in October the average submission of foreigners has returned to decline after it gained 10,462 contributors in September.
Of the total number of foreign workers that existed at the end of October, 55.7% were men and 44.3% were women, as reported on Tuesday the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.
In seasonally adjusted terms, Foreigners’ participation in Social Security increased in October of 14,403 contributors, up to a total of 2,683,504 employed, 494,083 more than before the arrival of the pandemic.
Throughout, At the end of October, foreign workers represented 12.9% of the total of people with Social Security at seasonally adjusted values.
Of the total number of foreign partners at the end of the tenth month of the year, 879,986 are from EU countries (32.8%) and 1,803,951 are from third countries (67.2%).. The largest group of foreign workers is workers from Romania (337,762), Morocco (317.034), Italy (180,729), Colombia (171.696) and Venezuela (145.926).
Besides the system has 66,002 members from Ukraine, 18,743 more in January 2022 (+40%), before the start of the war that the country launched against Russia.
The majority of workers from Ukraine working in the State of Spain, about 87%, are salaried employees and 13% are self-employed.
Last year the average number of foreign workers increased by 221,431 employees which in relative terms means a rebound of 9%.
Foreign education partners surged due to the return to school
Through regimes, most foreigners are subject to the General Regime which closed October with 2,248,483 foreign affiliates, 83.8% of the total and 0.2% lower than in September.
In this regard, the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) October ended with 430,042 foreign contributors, 0.5% more than the previous month. Among them, 14.8% are of Chinese nationality, followed by Romanians (10.9%) and Italians (9%).
Within the General Regime, the sectors that got the most foreign contributors in October In relative amounts, they are education (+19.3%), driven by the return to school, and construction (+2.6%).
On the other hand, the biggest decrease was recorded in agriculture (-5.7%) and Public Administration (-5.3%).
The Special Agrarian System (which is under the General Regime) got 2.6% more foreign contributions compared to the previous month, while the Home Regime registered 0.2% fewer foreign contributors than in September.
Through autonomous communities, the average involvement of foreigners increased in October in six of them and fell in eleven, mainly in the Balearic Islands (-13,323 contributors) and Catalonia (-9,626). The biggest monthly increases, in absolute terms, occurred in Andalusia (+9,225 contributors), Valencian Community (+7,749) and Madrid (+5,715).