German unemployment has risen in January. More than 3 million people are now out of work. But the Federal Emplyoment Agency says the numbers were foreseeable and seasonably adjusted.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
As a general election looms next month, the latest unemployment data from Europe's largest economy shows a strong jobs market. At the same time the eurozone is also on track to reach its inflation targets.
The number of jobless Germans rose slightly in July, but remains at a historical low for the month thanks to robust economic growth in the country boosted by the recovery in the eurozone.
A strong Europe means a strong Germany and vice versa, says Dr. Viviane Reding. The next German chancellor faces unprecedented challenges and must show real leadership.
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