Palma.—There were 72'536 foreigners officially employed in the Balearics last month, 11'798 less than there had been in the previous month of September, a drop of 13.99 percent, government figures confirmed yesterday. The findings meant that compared to other regions of the country, the Islands had the highest level of job losses amongst its foreign community in October this year. In year on year terms, there were 1'972 less foreigners employed in the Balearics last month than there were in October 2010, a decline of 2.65%.

Of the total foreign community working in the Balearics last month, 34'769 came from European Union countries, mainly the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, whilst 37'767 were from non EU countries, mainly Morocco, Ecuador and Argentina.

Across the country as a whole, following job losses totalling 31'300 in October, there were 1'785'362 foreigners working officially at the end of last month, a downturn of 1.72 percent compared to September.

The figures reflect four continuous months of job losses amongst the foreign community.

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