Many summer jobs are filled by workers from Andalusia and Catalonia. | Teresa Ayuga
Over the past six years there has been a doubling in the number of workers from other regions of Spain who have come to the Balearics for work. In 2017 there were 7,972, almost twice as many (4,063) as in 2011 when recession was at its deepest. There was a 17.5% increase in 2017, above a national average of 11%. This suggested that the Balearics region was a leader in economic and labour recovery.