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1.5 Mln Foreigners Registered with Spain Social Security

Source: Eurasia Review - Thu 18th Dec 2014
1.5 Mln Foreigners Registered with Spain Social Security

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security System stood at 1,549,398 in November, a decline of 0.27% on the previous month.

The highest figures for foreign workers correspond to Romania, Morocco, China and Ecuador, with 268,351, 187,575, 92,029 and 72,200, respectively, followed by Italy (64,407), Bolivia (59,893), the United Kingdom (54,799) and Colombia (53,390).

Autonomous regions

The Region of Murcia, the Region of Valencia and Andalusia are the autonomous regions posting the highest month-on-month increases (5.11%, 4.21% and 3.14% respectively). In contrast, the Balearic Islands (-23.52%), La Rioja (-15.19%), Castile Leon (-11.97%) and Extremadura (-10.79%) posted the largest declines.

The figures recorded for November show that 924,295 of the total foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system are from countries outside of the European Union, with the remaining 625,103 from EU countries.

The majority of foreign citizens are registered under the General Regime: 1,304,225, a figure that includes the Special System for Agricultural Workers (189,977) and the Special System for Domestic Workers (209,475). This is followed by the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers (240,701), the Special Regime for Seamen (4,212) and the Special Regime for Coal Workers (260).

Catalonia is the autonomous region with the highest average number of foreign citizens registered with the system; 350,175 (22.6%). This is followed by the Region of Madrid, with 328,422 (21.2%); Andalusia, with 194,333 (12.54%); and the Region of Valencia, with 177,033 (11.43%).

By gender, of the total foreign citizens in the system, 839,161 are men and 710,239 are women.

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