41,000 more people were out of a job this August compared to the same time last year. Germany's Minister for Labour and Social Affairs says it is due to the summer break many companies take.
A new study has found that a third of small and medium-sized companies have been the victim of industrial espionage. Experts say they should work more closely with authorities to prevent future attacks.
Fear of sanctions is demotivating the unemployed from getting a job, a new study aims to show. Meanwhile, Germany's political left is mulling a welfare reform to refit the system for 21st century work.
The German chancellor has lauded the country's sustained economic growth and low unemployment. Angela Merkel was speaking in her first video message after announcing she would stand down as political party leader.
Despite rejecting refugees, the Czech Republic has been recruiting migrants to keep its economy running. But as companies cut corners to get foreign workers, the trend is becoming a new vehicle for populist politics.
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