Integration of refugees is successful, claims German Labor Office

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The integration of refugees into the German labor market has been successful, claims the German labor office.

According to the Federal Employment Agency, more than 300,000 people from countries whose citizens are granted a right for asylum have found a job in Germany, roughly 88, 000 more employed refugees than a year ago.

A total of 238,000 employed refugees are required to pay social insurance. On the flip side, 187,000 refugees are officially registered as unemployed.

The report found that the integration of young people is very successful. Nearly 28,000 young refugees, according to the agency, have started attending training courses.

“We have always said that those who come as children or adolescents have the greatest perspective in the labor market,” said Detlef Scheele, head of the Federal Employment Agency.

Last year, a total of 292,000 refugees attended training courses to increase their employability in the German labor market.

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