ANDALUCIA gained 6,120 foreign contributors to Social Security in September.
This was a 2.69 per cent rise to a total of 233,704 people, as reported by the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security.
Andalucia saw almost half of the increase recorded nationally, where Social Security has gained 12,356 foreign contributors in September (+0.58 per cent), to place the total number of employed immigrants at 2,145,263 people.
This represents a bounce back from July and August, a period in which Social Security lost more than 44,000 foreign contributors.
In interannual terms, the number of foreign Social Security affiliates has increased by 15,861 workers in Andalucia in the last year, representing an increase of 7.28 per cent.
At the end of September, a total of 1,275,172 foreign contributors in Spain came from non-EU countries and the rest (870,091) from European Union countries.
Of the total number of immigrant workers affiliated to Social Security, the largest groups come from Romania (341,014 affiliates), Morocco (244,358), Italy (133,460) and China (107,540).
They are followed by workers from Colombia (77,411), Ecuador (76,329), United Kingdom (66,375), Bulgaria (61,304), Venezuela (60,014) and Portugal (56,378).