Social Security gains 6,487 foreign affiliates in October and adds two months of promotions

MADRID, 17 Nov.

Social Security gains 6,487 foreign affiliates in October and adds two months of promotions


Social Security gained an average of 6,487 foreign affiliates in October (0.2%), with which the tenth month of the year closed with 2,462,506 immigrant workers registered in the system, as reported this Thursday by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations.

This monthly rise in foreign employed persons registered in October is the second in a row after September, when Social Security added more than 18,500 new foreign contributors.

In the last year, the affiliation of foreigners has increased by 201,362 people, which is 8.9% more. Of the total number of contributing immigrants, 56% are men (1,378,943) and 44% are women (1,083,563).

In seasonally adjusted terms, the affiliation of foreigners to Social Security increased in October by 22,441 employed compared to the previous month, up to a total of 2,462,109 contributors, 272,000 more than before the arrival of the pandemic, in February 2020. In the first ten months of the year, the system has added a total of 155,445 foreign employees.

As a whole, foreign workers represented 12.2% of the total number of people affiliated with Social Security in seasonally adjusted values ​​in October.

Of the total affiliated foreigners, 842,430 came from EU countries (34.2%) and 1,620,076 from third countries (65.8%). The largest foreign employed groups are workers from Romania (335,785), Morocco (296,835), Italy (162,349), Colombia (124,668) and Venezuela (120,969).

In addition, the system has 60,131 members from Ukraine, 12,872 more than in January, before the start of the war launched in the country by Russia.

Most of the workers from Ukraine who work in Spain, around 90%, are salaried and 10% are self-employed.


According to data from the Ministry, the greatest monthly increases in the average affiliation of foreigners occurred in Andalusia (4.3%), Murcia (4.1%) and the Valencian Community (3.4%), while the most pronounced decreases corresponded to the Balearic Islands (-9.3%), La Rioja (-7.3%) and Castilla-La Mancha (-5.2%).

By schemes, the majority of foreigners fall under the General Scheme, with 2,052,936 affiliates (83.3% of the total), while the Special Scheme for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) has 404,352 foreign contributors, of whom that 15.3% are of Chinese nationality, followed by Romanians (11.1%) and Italians (8.9%).

The sectors that earned the most foreign contributors in the tenth month of the year were education (20%), due to the beginning of the academic year, and the Special Agrarian System (4%). The greatest decreases, on the other hand, occurred in agriculture, livestock, hunting, forestry and fishing (-7.8%) and in the hotel and catering industry (-5.9%).