Social Security registered 2,379,846 foreign affiliates in June, once seasonality and the calendar effect were discounted. There are 31,251 more workers than the previous month and 190,425 more than in February 2020, before the impact of the pandemic.
This group has had a year of uninterrupted growth. In the first six months of 2022, it has added more than 73,000 employed (73,182).
This figure represents 11.8% of the total Social Security affiliates in June in seasonally adjusted terms.
Average monthly affiliation
In average terms and without seasonal adjustment, Social Security had 2,462,890 foreign contributors in June, of which 856,138 are from European Union countries (34.8%) and 1,606,752 from third countries (65.2%). They represent 36,265 more affiliates than the previous month.
55.9% are men (1,377,535), while 44.1% are women (1,085,355).
The largest groups of foreign workers come from Romania (348,328), Morocco (306,898), Italy (161,270), Colombia (117,376) and Venezuela (115,194).
More than 58,000 Ukrainian affiliates
In addition, among other nationalities, there are 58,213 members from Ukraine. Their number has been growing steadily since the beginning of the Russian invasion. They are more than 10,500 than in February (10,635).
The average affiliation of foreigners increased in almost all the autonomous communities in the last month, with special intensity in Castilla-La Mancha (10.05%), Balearic Islands (7.9%) and Aragón (6.9%). The average affiliation of foreigners decreased in Andalusia (-6.8%) and Murcia (-2.7%).
By schemes, the majority of foreigners are affiliated to the General Scheme, a total of 2,057,411, after adding 32,777 employed in the month. This scheme registers 1.6% more affiliates than in May.
The number of these workers is growing in almost all sectors. The increase in Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing (7.8%), Hospitality (7.2%), Water Supply (5.5%), Other Services (4.6%) and Artistic, Recreational and Entertainment Activities stands out (4.4%). The affiliation of this group has decreased in Education (-8.1%) and Public Administration (-0.34%). The Special Agrarian System also recorded fewer foreign workers (-6.9%).
For its part, the number of foreigners in the Self-Employed Regime increased by 0.8% in the last month, and the total stood at 400,045 workers, after adding 3,129.
In the last twelve months, the average affiliation of workers from other countries has grown by 10.8%, that is, it has added 240,982 employed persons.