The number of foreigners without jobs in Spain increased to 1,095,300 people in 2010, according to the report of Asociacion de Grandes Empresas de Trabajo Temporal (AGETT). The foreigners in Spain represent the 11% of the total population, many of them have suffered the increase of unemployment that affected the country with over 20% in the active population.
The current investigations indicate that Ecuador and Colombia are the second largest group of immigrants in Spain that do no belong to European Union (EU). The latest data of the Ministry of Work in Spain informed that the unemployment rate in the whole country increased by 130,390 people in January. The data of Active Population Poll (EPA), published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) these are the worst rates of unemployment in Spain since it places the country with a 20% of unemployed active population by the end of 2010.
According to the AGETT, the foreign workers groups are the most affected by this crisis. The economic crisis has also affected those immigrants that want to return to their home countries.