Jobs provide most people with their main source of income, should they not be in a lucky position to earn more in terms of capital revenues. But being employed is also about social inclusion.
Germany has been quite successful in riding out the eurozone's economic weakness after the global financial crisis. It boasts a very robust labor market, with unemployment at record-low levels. Others have had to struggle more. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
The 77 Percent looks at why finding employment for young people were so difficult in 2020. Our panel in Ghana debates what must be done to make 2021's employment prospects better for young job seekers. We also hear from an industry insider on where jobs are going to be found in the future.
Japan set a new record last year: women now comprise 30 million out of its 76 million plus workforce. But equality in the workforce is still a long way off. Only half the women have full-time, secure jobs. The others work part-time, with insecure working conditions. It's an especially dire situation for single mothers. And the coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated these inequalities.
India has one of the highest numbers of blind and visually impaired people worldwide. Their lifes have become even harder more than three months into the crisis. The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have come with lots of new challenges, from getting essential supplies to accessing medical treatment, employment, education and much more.