Spain Registered 154,216 More Foreign Workers in April 2022, Compared to February 2020


Social Security Spain, in April this year, registered about 2,343,637 foreign subsidiaries in seasonally adjusted terms.

These newly recorded data mean 1,633 more workers were registered compared to a month ago and 154,216 more than in February 2020, before the pandemic impact, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

According to a report published on May 18 by the Spanish government, it is the eleventh consecutive month that this group has seen an increase in employment. In the first four months of the year, the same added about 37,000 employees.

In April, this figure represents 11.7 per cent of the total number of Social Security affiliates in seasonally adjusted terms,” the statement reveals.

In addition, Social Security had 2,354,514 foreign contributors in April, of which 828,034 were from European Union countries or 35.2 per cent and 1,526,480 from third countries, accounting for about 64.8 per cent. They also represent 55,689 more associates than in March.

According to data, 55.9 per cent are male, including 1,315,988, while 44.1 per cent are female or, more precisely, 1,038,526.

Romania, Morocco, Italy, China, and Venezuela are the countries from which the largest groups of employees come as follows:

  • Rumania (340,641)
  • Morocco (300,329)
  • Italy (150,678)
  • China (108,795)
  • Venezuela (108,765)

Meanwhile, among other nationalities, there are 50,986 members from Ukraine. Their number has gradually increased since the beginning of the war to 5.8 per cent in the last month. They are 2,790 more than in March and 3,408 more than in February.

According to the Autonomous Communities, foreign affiliation has increased in recent months, especially in the Balearic Islands by 18.4 per cent, followed by Cantabria with 4.5 per cent, Extremadura with 4.3 per cent and Andalusia with 3.8 per cent. On the other hand, in April regions like Aragón and La Rioja, foreign subsidiaries decreased by -0.4 per cent and -0.1 per cent, respectively.

Besides, most of the foreigners were related to the General Scheme, which resulted in a total of 1,956,532 persons, or 51,952 persons employed per month, which means 2.7 per cent more than in March.

In terms of the number of employees, it also increased in most sectors. The increase was seen in Hospitality by 11.3 per cent, Artistic and Entertainment Activities by 4.6 per cent and the Special Agrarian System increased by 2.6 per cent.

In addition, the number of foreigners self-employed in the country increased by 0.8 per cent in recent months, bringing the total to 393,298 workers after adding 3,329.

In other countries in the last twelve months, the average number of employees has increased by 11.5 per cent, thus adding 243,095 employees.

Moreover, in January 2022, Spain’s Social Security registered 2,329,176 foreign affiliates, meaning it had 139,755 more employees than in February 2020, before the outbreak of the pandemic.

According to these figures, there are 22,512 or 0.98 per cent more foreign workers than in the previous month.



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