Moroccans at the top of social security affiliates in Spain, a first


Moroccans represent, for the first time, the group of foreign workers who contribute the most to the social security system in Spain, the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration said on Thursday.

The largest group of foreigners employed and contributing to social security is that of workers from Morocco (346,771), which surpassed Romania for the first time (345,706 contributors), the ministry said in a press release.

Workers from Morocco and Romania are followed by affiliates from Colombia (197,071), Italy (187,539), Venezuela (154,009) and China (116,570), added the same source.

The number of foreign social security affiliates reached a new record and stood at 2,792,096 employees, after increasing by 6,623 in April, according to the ministry.

Since December 2019, before the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of foreign contributors has increased by 629,697 people.

Of the total number of foreign subsidiaries at the end of the fourth month of the year, 904,760 were from EU countries (32.2%) and 1,900,295 from third countries (67.8%).

In addition, the system has 69,246 members from Ukraine, 21,987 more than in January 2022 (+46.5%), before the start of the war.

Of the total number of employed foreigners, nearly 1.6 million are men and more than 1.2 million are women.

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