While the number of employed people has risen in Germany over the past 20 years, the proportion of permanent employees in the same period dropped significantly. In 2015 there was in Germany 33.5 million persons in employment – 2.5 million more than in 1995, it said in a response to the federal government on a request of the Left Group, from the Rheinische Post quoted. The share of Regular Full Time employees had fallen but in these 20 years of 74 percent to only 68 percent.
An even more significant development there was in the group of employed persons without a German passport. Of them, there were in 1995 a total of 2.8 million. By 2015 the number had risen to 3.7 million. However, despite the increase in total the proportion of permanent employees has declined. 20 years ago, had still been 74 percent – in 2015, the share came in at 56 percent.
The union spokesperson of the Left Party, Jutta Krellmann evaluates that development as evidence of a “colossal failed integration policy”. A secure, standard wages and co-determined work was still for many workers – with or without a German passport – an impossible dream, Krellmann said the Rheinische Post .
especially affected by precarious jobs are the figures showed young professionals. Only about two-thirds of the workforce under 25 years are therefore in a permanent employment relationship. 20 years ago this proportion was higher at 81 percent.