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The Canary Islands gained 8.1% of foreign partners in 2023 and reached 123,390

Last year, Social Security increased the number of foreign partners in the Canary Islands by 8.1% compared to 2022, reaching a total of 123,390 people, the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security, and Migration reported this Thursday, with 91,802 registered in the general system and 30,967 as self-employed.

At the national level, Social Security has obtained an average of 208,057 foreign affiliates in 2023, 8.5% more than in 2022, so the year closes with 2,668,776 immigrant workers registered in the system, a bag-ong maximum at the end of one year. reported this Thursday by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security, and Migration.

This figure of 2.66 million working people was reached after Social Security acquired 1,112 foreign affiliates in December in average amounts compared to the previous month.

Of the total number of foreign partners at the end of last year, 826,013 were from EU countries (32.3%), and 1,806,763 were from third countries (67.7%). The largest groups of foreign workers are those from Romania (333,334), Morocco (323,143), Italy (175,743), Colombia (175,570), and Venezuela (148,928).

In addition, the system has 66,235 members from Ukraine, 18,976 more than in January 2022, before the start of the war that the country launched with Russia.

According to the data from the Ministry, all the autonomous communities increased their number of foreign workers in 2023 compared to the previous year.

The largest annual increase in the average participation of foreigners, in absolute terms, occurred in Madrid (+50,640 contributors), Catalonia (+39,031 employed), the Valencian Community (+29,402), and Andalusia (+21,269).

In relative terms, the most significant increase in the average membership of foreigners in 2023 occurred in Extremadura (+17.7%), Galicia (+15.3%), and Asturias (+13.4%).

By regime, the majority of foreigners fall under the General Regime, which closes in 2023 with 2,232,848 foreign affiliates, 83.7% of the total and 8.9% more than in 2022.

For its part, the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) ended the year with 431,696 foreign contributors, 6.2% more than in 2022. Of them, 14.8% are of Chinese nationality, followed by Romanians (10.9%) and Italians (9%).

Within the General Regime, the sectors that get the most foreign contributors in 2023, in relative amounts, are hospitality (+13.7%), electricity and gas supply (+13.1%), and activities in construction, finance, and construction. insurance, both have an annual increase of 12%.

The Special Agrarian System (which is part of the General Regime) gets 1.2% more foreign affiliates in 2023, while the Home System adds 0.3% more foreign workers.

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