Social Security registered 2,155,149 foreign workers last May, 68,749 more than in April. In the last month the figure of this group has grown by 3.30%.

The percentage of interannual growth stands at 7.54%, with 151,087 foreign workers more than in May 2018.

Of the total number of affiliates in other countries, the largest groups of workers come from Romania (361,574), Morocco (279,965), Italy (126,779) and China (106,475). They are followed by national workers from Ecuador (75,170), United Kingdom (72,986), Colombia (70,887), Bulgaria (66,430) and Portugal (56,401).

Autonomous communities

Balearic Islands, with an increase of 18.48%, is the Autonomous Community in which the affiliation of foreigners has grown the most in the last month, followed by Aragón (12.17%), La Rioja, with 10.34% , and Extremadura (10.17%). The occupation of workers from other countries increases in all the autonomous communities except in the Canary Islands (-1%).

In interannual terms, the affiliation of foreigners increases in all the autonomous communities. Extremadura and Aragón are the autonomies that more workers of foreign origin have added in the last year, with an increase of 14.27 %% and 9.01% respectively. Next come Galicia (8.97%), País Vasco (8.94%), Cataluña (8.90%), Navarra (8.57%) and Madrid (8.46%).

By regimes, the majority of foreign affiliates fall under the General Regime: 1,811,029 (this figure includes the Special Agrarian System, with 258,869 employed persons, and that of Hogar, with 172,205). It is followed by the Autonomous Workers Regime, with 339,376 people, the Special Sea Regime, with 4,682, and the Carbon Regime, with 61.

In May, among the foreign affiliates, 1,265,626 workers come from countries outside the European Union and the rest (889,522) from EU countries.

Of the total number of foreign affiliates in May, 1,202,903 are men and 952,246 are women.

The foreign affiliates by autonomous communities are distributed as follows:

Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security

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