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.
Europe's largest economy keeps powering ahead amid higher growth on the continent and elsewhere, creating more and more jobs and driving the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since German unification in 1990.
German refugee helpers who guaranteed the living costs of Syrian refugees are being forced to pay back costs by job centers. Refugee organizations say people are being punished for showing humanity.
The number of jobless people in Europe's powerhouse has reached a new low, fresh data has shown. Germany's labor market experienced its traditional autumn increase in employment in both adjusted and unadjusted terms.
Ali's day job is driving for Uber. His other job is as a Hezbollah fighter. He fought in Syria, but says war has worn him out. He's learning German to find work in a place away from conflict. Anchal Vohra reports.
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