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Posted on November 03 2022

150,000 immigrants were employed in Germany in September, 2022

By  Editor
Updated September 20 2023

Highlights: Rate of employment increases to a record high in Germany

  • The employment rate in Germany has gone beyond the levels recorded in 2019, the pre-pandemic period, by 0.3 percent.
  • In 2022, people employed in non-seasonal jobs increased by 0.5 percent, compared to 2021.
  • There are currently two million job vacancies in Germany with 150,000 migrants employed in the country as of September 2022.
  • Even with record employment levels, Germany still faces a shortage of skilled workers.

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Current Employment rate in Germany

Here are some vital information and statistics related to the employment rate in Germany and other aspects that will be of interest to you if you are willing to work in Germany. Important data about the trends in employment in Germany was shared by Destatis, Germany’s Federal Statistical Office.

  • The rate of employment in Germany has crossed the levels recorded in 2019 by 0.3 percent.
  • Currently, there are two million job vacancies in Germany with 150,000 migrants employed in the country as of September 2022.
  • The number of people in non-seasonal jobs in Germany has increased by 0.5 percent compared to 2021.
  • The number of people in seasonal jobs in Germany has increased by 0.9 percent compared to 2021.
  • As of September 2022, there are 45.6 million German residents who are working in a job. A significant part of these is immigrants.
  • Compared to August 2022, there has been an increase of 12,000 workers in Germany.
  • Compared to September 2021, in September 2022, there were 147,000 more people employed in Germany. Percentage-wise, in September 2021 3.3 percent of residents were unemployed, while in September 2022, 1.3 percent of residents were unemployed.
  • Even with the improvement in employment rates, Germany still faces the challenge of labor shortage.

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The challenge of labor shortage

Germany requires the following categories of workers:

  • Qualified professionals who have completed a minimum of two years of vocational training; They must have worked in fields including
    • maintenance and installation of electric circuits
    • underground work
    • sanitary
    • canal and tunnel construction
    • heating and air conditioning technology
    • well constructions
    • elderly care
  • Specialists, meaning those qualified as technicians with a university degree/attainment; must be in the fields of
    • Plumbing
    • Underground Work
    • Sanitary
    • Tax Counseling
    • Heating and Air Conditioning Technology
    • Ergotherapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech Therapy

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  • Experts, meaning those who have earned a university degree (four years) or equivalent qualification; must be active in the fields of
    • Software Development
    • Internal Medicine
    • Anaesthesiology
    • Lawyers
    • Management
    • Pharmacists And Supervision
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Nursing

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