The number of foreign-born workers affiliated to Social Security (‘on the paro’) stood at 83,043 throughout the Canary Islands in July. An increase of 1.3% compared to the previous month, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported this week.
57,426 of the foreigners are listed in the General Regime and 19,936 ‘autonomos’ (self-employed but lacking work). 2,122 identified from the agricultural sector, 2,973 listed as home workers and 585 were listed as within the Special Regime of the maritime sector.
In annual terms, the number of foreigners in the archipelago registered in the system increased to 4,971 people, representing 6.37% more than in July 2015.