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In September the average number of contributors to the Spanish Social Security System stood at 16,661,703. This figure represents an increase of 12,182 (0.07%) on the previous month.
It should be noted that these are the best figures for September in eight years, as this is traditionally a month in which a negative result is posted.
The year-on-year data show an increase of 356,258 contributors (up 2.18%) for the eighth consecutive month. This figure is five points higher than the result posted a year ago.
The increase is even greater in seasonally-adjusted terms: the increase of 46,961 is the best September result since 2006.
The State Secretary for the Social Security System, Tomás Burgos, believes this figure "reinforces the upward trend in employment despite the time of year. Generally speaking, this performance by contributor figures in September provides a highly significant confirmation of the currently strong growth in the number of people contributing to the system".
The number of contributors registered under the General Regime rose by 9,337 last month (0.07%) to stand at an average total of 13,480,121 in September. It is worth noting the increased number of contributors within education, together with administrative activities and ancillary services.
Also within the General Regime, it should be noted that the Special System for Agricultural Workers posted an increase of 39,138 (5.58%) to a total of 741,005. The Special System for Domestic Workers shrank by 1,439 contributors (-0.34%) to stand at an average total of 424,597.
3,114,225 contributors were registered under the Regime for Self-Employed Workers, following an increase of 4,358 (0.14%).
1,486 fewer people were registered under the Regime for Seamen (-2.3%) to an average total of 63,220. Finally, the Special Regime for Coal Workers shrank by 27 contributors (-0.65%) to stand at 4,137.
As regards the year-on-year change, the average number of contributors rose by 356,258; in other words, an increase of 2.18%. Specifically, the General Regime grew by 2.11% or 278,091 more contributors. As regards the Special Regime for Self-Employed Workers, it should be noted that the rate rose by 2.59% following an increase of 78,734 contributors over the last 12 months.
The Regime for Seamen fell by 319 (-0.5%), as did the Regime for Coal Workers by 248 (-5.66%).
In the last month, the number of contributors rose in seven autonomous regions: led by the Region of Madrid, up by 27,145; Castile-La Mancha, up 23,128; the Canary Islands, up 6,600; the Basque Country, up 2,479; La Rioja, up 1,915; Castile Leon, up 925; Navarre, up 834; and the Autonomous City of Ceuta, up 232.
Of the 16,661,703 contributors in September, 8,969,954 are men and 7,691,749 are women.Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/45146/
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Despite the fact that the honour is usually reserved for human recipients, policemen who have been wounded or killed in the pursuit of their duties, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, the Spanish Interior Minister, last week took it upon himself to award the country's top policing medal, the gold medal of police merit, to an icon of the Virgin Mary, in Malaga.
The outcome is that the Spanish Press have now dubbed the ministry ‘The Monastery of the Interior' and if you would care to call up the website www.change.org you will find a petition requesting a similar award for Spiderman.
But this is not the only eccentric news item to appear in the Spanish media in recent days. We also had the headline surrounding the proposed Citizens' Security Law, which prescribes fines of up to 600,000 euros for unauthorised street protests - and up to 1,000 euros for anyone losing their identity document more than three times in five years.
But despite her decoration, it would seem that the Virgin Mary has done a less than stellar job of policing Twitter in recent weeks - following the necessity of the anti-terror intervention by the Guardia Civil, a social media sweep that has incidentally been christened "Operation Spider".
It would seem that the police have detained 21 social media users for allegedly "glorifying terrorism" on Twitter and Facebook. Fifteen of them were arrested in northern Spain, the regions of Navarre and the Basque Country, two of whom were minors.
Among the alleged glorifications of terrorism, apparently, was a tweeted map of the Basque Country, adorned with the Basque word for independence, a crime for which, if convicted, the tweeters and Facebookers will face up to two years in prison.
One of the Facebook posts complained that, two years ago, in the austerity stricken country, when banks prompted a surge in suicides, as they oversaw the eviction of over 500 families a day from their properties, the government took little or no action against the bankers, rather they protected and defended them.
So when did drawing attention to state hypocrisy become a crime?
This will mean that the two years of incarceration potentially facing tweeters is a full two years more than the amount of prison time faced by, for example, those torture-happy policemen who still openly wander the nation's streets thanks to a post-Franco amnesty law, which took away any hopes of justice for the many victims of Francoist crimes.Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/43604/
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