Figures released yesterday indicate that there were 28'617 registered foreigners working in the Balearics last year with over half from Western Europe and the biggest single nationality was British. Just over 16 per cent of foreign workers were from Britain, followed by 15.5 per cent from Germany. According to the Balearic Labour Ministry, last year 44'994 contracts were made out to people born outside of Spain, seven per cent of the national total - half of which were from Western Europe - and 20.2 per cent from North Africa. The biggest employer last year was the hotel sector which employed 33.2 per cent of workers from overseas and also accounts for 66 per cent of Western Europeans working in the Balearics. The second biggest employer is the construction industry. 23 per cent of foreign workers were last year employed in the building trade, 53.1 per cent being from North Africa and 21 per cent from the other parts of Africa.


The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted'); - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.


Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.