Palma .—There are currently 80,123 foreign national workers in the region, 1.2 percent more than in 2013, according to a report revealed yesterday by a human resources company.

The Balearics was, along with Aragon, Extremadura, Murcia and Valencia Community, the only region where the number of foreign workers increased this year.

Nonetheless there are 453,532 citizens employed at the moment in the Balearics, which mean in comparison with last year’s figures the percentage of foreigners comprised in that number amounts to only 17.9 percent.

Last year the percentage of foreign workers was 18.3.

Construction is the one most affected by the decline in foreign workers (-3.8 percent), followed by the industry and service sectors.

Overall, there are now 1,6 million non Spanish citizens working in the country, almost 385,000 less than in 2007, when the recession started.

The report also showed that for the first time since 2006, the average number of employed foreigners in the country is below the 10 percent mark.

Except in the Balearics, where that percentage is now 17.9.

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