Social Security registered 1,971,060 foreign workers as of April 30

If we analyze the behavior of the average affiliation, we see a drop of 101,377 compared to March, to a level of 1,972,552 workers.

In the Social Security system as a whole, foreign employed persons represented 10.69% of the total on average.

For the first time since October 2014, the year-on-year variation is negative, with -5.46%. The affiliation of this group subtracted an average of 113,848 assets compared to April last year.

April 1 to 30

If we take into account the evolution of membership throughout the month, between April 1 and April 30, the General Scheme added 6,702 foreign workers. Specifically, it highlights the good performance of the Special Agrarian System, which registered 10,881 more workers, while the Special Household System subtracted 6,091. Without these special systems, the General Regime added 1,912 members.

The Self-Employed Regime, for its part, lost affiliates among foreigners, since it registered 2,136 fewer throughout the month. The Sea Regime added 104 and the Coal Regime lost 2.

The evolution of affiliation was uneven by autonomous community. Eight of them added affiliates between the 1st and the 30th of the month, led by the Balearic Islands (9.33%), Aragon (6.11%) and Murcia (4.01%). At the other extreme are the Canary Islands (-2.09%) and the autonomous cities of Melilla (-14.53%) and Ceuta (-13.2%).

Variation by Autonomous Community in April

Medium membership

The data of average affiliation of foreigners reflect in April a decrease of 101,377 employed persons with respect to the average of March (-4.89%), up to 1,972,552. The average affiliation rises in the Balearic Islands (1.79%) and falls in the rest of the autonomous communities, with special incidence in the Canary Islands (-9.25%), Cantabria and C. Valenciana, both with a fall of 6.11 %.

Of the group of foreign workers, 1,220,052 came from countries outside the EU and the rest (752,500) from EU countries. Of that total, 1,102,250 were men and 870,302 women.

The most numerous groups of foreign workers were those from Romania (329,951), Morocco (253,624), Italy (119,181) and China (78,442). They were followed by national workers from Colombia (70,089), Ecuador (66,551), the United Kingdom (64,971), Venezuela (63,616) and Bulgaria (60,510). More than 50,000 affiliates from Portugal (53,016) were also registered.

By regimes, as usual, the majority of foreign affiliates fell within the General Regime, with 1,627,524 workers (includes the Special Agrarian System, with 234,702 employed, and the Home System, with 160,878). The Self-Employed Regime followed with 340,745 members; the Special Regime of the Sea, with 4,247, and that of Coal, with 36.

The General Regime subtracted an average of 5.49% of foreign affiliates during the month. All sectors lost foreign affiliates except Health Activities (3.12%) and the Special Agrarian System (1.45%). The sectors with the most losses were Construction (-14.61%) and Public Administration (-10.04%).

For its part, the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers subtracted 1.97% from its foreign affiliates in the last month.

Interanual variation

The average affiliation of this group subtracted 113,848 assets compared to April last year. For the first time since October 2014, the year-on-year change in foreign workers was negative, with -5.46%. The majority of the autonomous communities lost foreign affiliates in the last year, especially I. Baleares (-15.16%) and I. Canarias (- 10.83%). They only rose in Navarra (1.13%) and the Basque Country (0.27%).

In the General Scheme, the number of registered foreign workers subtracted 6.75% in the last year, while among the self-employed they added up to 1.27%.

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