According to IAB, there is no evidence that the influx of refugees has led to a decline in German wages. However, as reported by the Deutsche Welle news station, job statistics work only on nationality and do not take into consideration whether the employee is a refugee.
The political party Alternative fur Deutschland therefore wanted to know from the government how many refugees are taking German minimum social benefits, Hartz IV. The government has announced that this means approximately 1.6 million people out of a total of 5.9 million recipients. In the previous 12-month period, it was 1.36 million people.
In this context, it highlighted the criticism against the refugees and the negative attitude towards them. In 2017, there were five attacks on refugees per day on average.
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