Almost half of the refugees who arrived in Germany since 2013 have managed to find themselves employment.
That’s according to a study by the Labour Market and Vocational Research Institute (Institut fur Arbeitsmarkt-und Berufsforschung) which is the research arm of the German Federal employment agency which manages job centres across the country and administers unemployment benefits.
Germany saw the arrival of 1.2 million refugees between 2013 and 2018 with the majority arriving in 2015.
The authors of the study, Herbert Bruecker, Yuliya Kosyakova and Eric Schuss noted that: “This means that labour market integration is somewhat quicker than for refugees from previous years.”
They said that of the refugees working, more than two thirds of those are in full-time employment, and they also noted that there was a big difference in the level of employment for men and women, with only 29 percent of the women who arrived in Germany after five years having jobs compared to 57 percent of the men.
Other statistics included the fact that most are working in skilled jobs and trades and that 44 percent were working in support roles.
The statistics were compared with refugees who came to Germany in the 90s as a result of the wars in Yugoslavia, where the percentage of those finding work was lower but the job situation then was also harder, with a tougher employment market.
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