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BA boss Andrea Nahles and Labor Minister Hubertus Heil on the announcement of the “job turbo” final October

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Three months after the beginning of the “job turbo” the numbers are sobering. The charge of departure of Ukrainian ladies from unemployment to employment was really decrease in January than in the identical month final 12 months. The Federal Employment Agency justifies this with the financial system – and even sees success.

GThree months after the beginning of the “job turbo” to hurry up the mixing of refugees into the labor market, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) has, in response to a media report, barely seen any seen success amongst Ukrainians.

The charge of departure of Ukrainian ladies from unemployment into employment in January was 1.2 % on common, even decrease than a 12 months in the past at 1.7 %, the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” reported on Friday, citing a BA report.

The charge amongst Ukrainian males additionally fell, from 3.4 in January 2023 to 2.4 % in January 2024. The figures come from the Federal Agency's present scenario report on the labor market scenario for refugees.

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Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD)

The BA particular consultant for the “job turbo”, Daniel Terzenbach, cited the weaker financial system as a major trigger, which is presently making new hires harder. “The overall number of unemployed increased by almost 200,000 in January compared to the previous year,” he advised the “Rheinische Post”.

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“It is positive to see that unemployment among the weakest group on the labor market – including refugees without fluent German skills – does not increase noticeably.”

68 % of refugees from Ukraine are ladies, Terzenbach added. “One in three Ukrainian women is a single parent, and many find it very difficult to find childcare options. Therefore, their integration into the labor market is often more difficult than for male refugees.”

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Daniel Terzenbach, board member at the Federal Employment Agency
Migration and the labor market

“We currently have around 2.4 million refugees of working age in Germany, around 840,000 of whom are from Ukraine,” the BA board member continued. “A total of 750,000 refugees are already in employment subject to social security contributions, around 170,000 from Ukraine alone. So it’s going in the right direction.”

“The job boost starts with those who don’t yet have a job,” Terzenbach continued. “There are around 500,000 people from Ukraine and a further 600,000 from the other eight largest countries of origin for asylum.”

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