Construction is one sector with a high dependence on foreign labour. | Juanjo Roig
In April, some twenty per cent of workers registered with social security in the Balearics were foreigners. Of 518,282 people signed on with social security (a record number for April), 101,793 were foreign nationals. The Balearics had the highest percentage of foreign workers in the country - 19.6%; the national average was 11.7%. Most were working in construction and hospitality, two sectors with a high demand for personnel but which have been experiencing difficulties in employing locally.