Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Employment: the unemployment number as low as last in 1991 – Handelsblatt

labour market: “We were expected in 2017, with less unemployment”

NürnbergIn Germany in 2016 so few people unemployed as for the last 25 years. In spite of refugee migration and global economic risks the German labour market proved to be the economic anchor of Stability. “2016 was a strong year for the labor market, better than 2015 and better than we expected,” said the head of the Federal Agency for work (BA), Frank-Jürgen Weise, on Tuesday in Nuremberg. At the same time, he dampened expectations for 2017: “After the year 2016, we aim to repeat the Good.” In the face of already historically low unemployment, it would be a success, if they would not rise.

With an average of 2,691 million decreased the number of unemployed to the lowest level for a quarter of a century, reported the BA in their annual balance sheet. This will be up to 104,000 fewer people without a Job than in the previous year. It is once again the year has decreased unemployment rate, decreased by 0.3 points to 6.1 percent. The labour market has benefited in 2016, both of the good of the domestic economy, as well as by the strong Export, said.

Robust German labour market was also last updated in December: While the number of unemployed men and women of the weather increased as a result of around 36,000 to 2,568 million. The increase was below the average for the past three years. In comparison to the previous year, there were in Germany at the end of the year 113,000 in fewer job seekers. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 point to 5.8 percent.

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if we add, however, those job seekers, the currently Out – and training programs to graduate and therefore in the official unemployment statistics do not appear, there was in December 3,565 million people without work. The so-called under-employment was the last to participate by the increase in the number of unemployed refugees, the language currently – and integration courses, noticeably increased.

Federal labour Minister Andrea Nahles (SPD) said in its Outlook on Tuesday, however, confident: “There is much to suggest that the labour market remains also in the new year and the momentum,” – said in a statement to the Minister. Although the winter months of January and February had a dampening effect. “But the demand for labor remains strong, and continues to the end of the year and is significantly higher than the previous year,” said Nahles.

Again, the number of refugees, the hope of a job is increased. In total were registered in December 425.000 as a job seeker, 164.000 of which were considered to be unemployed. Their number increased within a year to over 60,000. At the same time, more and more refugees find a job. In October 2016 123,000 people from eight asylum countries of origin outside Europe last had a social insurance Job – no subscription-37,000 more than in October 2015.

Not quite as rapidly as in the first half of 2016, the rise in the number of employed persons. With 43,82 million was in November, only to 297 000 higher than a year ago. The same applies to the social insurance number of jobs: your number was to high bills, the Federal Agency in October 31,73 million – and only 363,000 in higher than a year ago. In June 2016, the corresponding increase was 602.000.

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demands of the Confederation of the taxpayer, after a reduction of unemployment contributions have>rejected way meanwhile. He referred to the economic and financial crisis of the years 2009 and 2010. “At that time, we have without taxes and contributions average of around 17 billion euros from the BA’s reserves pushed against the crisis,” said way. With the money work at the time had been short funded cash programs, in order to prevent redundancies in the larger style. “Therefore, the question to distribute the money now is not for me at the moment.”

The Federal Agency had generated in the year 2016, again a larger net Income and thus your return increased to more than 11 billion euros. The Federal government, the taxpayer, had spoken out then to reduce the contribution rate to unemployment insurance from the current 3.0 to 2.5 percent. For a post-reduction


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