Foreign affiliates to theSocial Securitygrew by 6.8% inCanary Islandsin September, with respect to the same month of the previous year, up to a total of 97,903, as reported on TuesdayMinistry of Labor, Migration and Social Security, which states that the archipelago accounts for 4.9% of the country as a whole.
By provinces, theLas Palmasit counted 52,498 foreign affiliates for 45,405 in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and in total, 69,192 are enrolled in the general system and 23,175 as self-employed.
As for countries of origin, theItaliansare still the most numerous with a total of 17,741, followed byBritish(9,090);german(7.551);Moroccan(5,780);chinese(5,214);Cubans(4.901) andVenezuelans(4.363).
In Spain, theSocial Securityit won 6,002 foreign contributors in September, 0.3% more than in the previous month, until the number of immigrants registered as 1,993,210 employed.
With this advance, the affiliation of foreigners to theSocial Securityreturns to positive territory after the declines recorded in July and August.
Of the total number of immigrants registered with Social Security at the end of September, 1,663,617 were listed on theGeneral Regime; 324,637 in Autonomous; 4.867 in theRegime of the Sea, and 88 in the Carbon.
Ininterannual terms, the number of foreign affiliates increased by 7.5% in September, with 140,102 more employed than in the same month of 2017.
Romanians, the most numerous
At the end of the ninth month of the year, a total of 1,168,326 foreign contributors came from non-EU countries and the rest (824,884) from countries of theEuropean Union.
Of the total foreign workers contributing at the end of September, the most numerous groups come from Romania (335,471), Morocco (233,907), Italy (116,845) and China (103,785).
They are followed by workers from Ecuador (74,187), Colombia (65,547), the United Kingdom (65,722), Bulgaria (59,496), Portugal (52,621) and Bolivia (51,216).
Catalonia and Madrid concentrate 44.7% of foreigners
By autonomous communities,Cataloniaand Madrid continued to concentrate just over four out of ten foreigners affiliated with Social Security at the end of September, when both of them added 44.7% of the total number of immigrants employed. Specific,Cataloniait had 490,512 foreigners contributing, while in Madrid the figure was 400,397.
After these two regions were placedAndalusia, with 217,843 foreign affiliates; Valencian Community, with 206.546 employees; Balearic Islands, with 114,343; Canary Islands, with 97,903; Murcia, with 78,016; Aragón, with 75.509; Castilla-La Mancha, with 67,167; Basque Country, with 62.518, and Castile and Leon, with 56.752.
The communities with the lowest presence of immigrants registered with Social Security at the end of September were Galicia, with 36,529 foreigners; Navarre, with 26,487; La Rioja, with 15,645; Asturias, with 13,979; Extremadura, with 13,174; Cantabria, with 12,211, and the autonomous cities of Melilla, with 4,803, and Ceuta, with 2,876.
In monthly terms, the affiliation of foreign workers fell in eight autonomous communities, especially in Catalonia (-4,820 contributors) and the Balearic Islands (-3,801) and increased in nine regions, mainly inMadrid(+5,818 foreigners) and Andalusia (+4,786 members).
In year-on-year terms, affiliation of foreigners increased in September in all communities except La Rioja, where it fell by 238 contributors. In absolute terms, the greatest advances were recorded by Catalonia (+37,080 contributors) and Madrid (+33,186 employed).