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Sandra Vogel Expertise 30. June 2009 Occupational Promotion of Migrant Workers

The case of Germany

Occupational Promotion of Migrant Workers
Sandra Vogel Expertise 30. June 2009

Occupational Promotion of Migrant Workers

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

The case of Germany

Migrant workers accounted for 6.8% of all employees liable to social security contributions in 2006. However, from 2003 to 2006 the unemployment rate for migrants was approximately twice as high as for Germans. Initiatives sponsored by federal agencies or the federal government therefore aim to strengthen the labour market participation of migrants. The promotion of migrant workers at the workplace is additionally supported in regional projects and at the establishment level.

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Securing skilled workers through immigration to universities
Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 22 4. May 2024

Securing skilled workers through immigration to universities

Against the backdrop of demographic change, Germany is increasingly dependent on skilled labour from abroad to secure growth and prosperity.

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Wido Geis-Thöne IW-Report No. 42 12. September 2023

Record immigration not only due to flight from Ukraine

In 2022, more people immigrated to Germany than ever before in the history of the Federal Republic. Around 1.46 million more people moved here than left the country, which is more than a quarter more than the previous record of 1.14 million from 2015.

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