Social security figures for July show that Italy is the main provider of foreign workers in the Balearic Islands. This was the case before the pandemic, but there has been an increase from 16,750 in July 2019 to 18,132. These workers constitute 31.5% of all community workers in the Balearic Islands and 14% of all foreign workers. Morocco is in second place with 11,787, followed by Germany (11,290) and, some distance behind, the United Kingdom (6,807) and Colombia (6,697).

The hotel industry is the main sector, the president of the CAEB restaurant association, Alfonso Robledo, said that the growing number of italian workers is proportionally related to the number of Italian restaurants. “They continue to open new places, and most of the Italian entrepreneurs who invest and open businesses here prefer to bring their own equipment.”

Since 2019, the trend in terms of foreign workers from the EU has been downward. There are fewer Germans, Bulgarians and Romanians. And it’s the same with him. British. The upward trend has been predominantly among Italians, Moroccans and Colombians.

While the trends vary, the general picture is one of an increase. In July, the number of foreign workers affiliated with social security was 5,000 more than in 2019. With 21% of the total workforce, this was the highest percentage in Spain – 130,994 workers.

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