Germany Posts Month 21 of Declining J...

Germany Posts Month 21 of Declining Jobless Rate

There are 6 comments on the New York Times story from Jan 3, 2008, titled Germany Posts Month 21 of Declining Jobless Rate. In it, New York Times reports that:

“The bad news is that it is being hit by an awful series of shocks. It would be a success if we got half the employment gains we got in 2007.”

Of all the measures of Germany's economic revival over the last two years, none may be more telling than this: there are 711,000 fewer people out of work in this country than in 2006, and 1.5 million fewer than ... via New York Times

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Since: Dec 07

Frackville

#1 Jan 6, 2008
"Weise said he expected unemployment to fall further this year, as more jobs are created..." Hmm, he must be joking or talking about more "1 € Jobs"

1 Euro Jobs in Germany are "working opportunities with additional cost compensation" These working opportunities are features of the former social welfare ("charitable additional work") but were never offered by the social welfare in this extent and are therefore rarely known in public sight.

The jobs are called 1 Euro Job because the "additional cost compensation" is 1 Euro per hour.

People that have not worked for more than 12 month in the last 2 years can be forced to do 1 Euro Jobs. If you are on a 1 Euro Job you don`t have the same employment rights and employment protection rights than a normal worker has. In fact there is no protection and no rights at all.

AND HERE IT COMES:

1 Euro Jobbers are NOT UNEMPLOYED in statistic meanings even though they are reported unemployed at the job center. This is to embelish the unemployment statistic in the meaning that people who are forced to do these 1 Euro Jobs are not added in official statistic, for example Germany has about 3 400 000 unemployed people but 5 200 000 that depend on welfare money.

Furthermore their loans are added to the pension calculation like regular working jobs.. the pension is calculated by the mean earnings what means the more people are working for 1 Euro the lower is the average pension..what furthermore means less money to spend for pensions.

Well, they have thought of everything :>
MariosTheGreat

Rugby, UK

#2 Jan 10, 2008
germans are very always out to hurt people that are down like the unemployed. they should be make more jobs available to people instead of making them suffer. typical germany. they have a history of making people suffer

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#3 Jan 11, 2008
UK_KID wrote:
germans are very always out to hurt people that are down like the unemployed. they should be make more jobs available to people instead of making them suffer. typical germany. they have a history of making people suffer
What a stupid post!!!

Is that you Chris? The mentally challenged BNP supporter?
grand pooba

Stuttgart, Germany

#4 Jan 11, 2008
UK_KID wrote:
germans are very always out to hurt people that are down like the unemployed. they should be make more jobs available to people instead of making them suffer. typical germany. they have a history of making people suffer
Very very bottomless post.
orioleman5

Shamokin, PA

#5 Jan 11, 2008
Like GB isn't hurting their own with these ridiculous taxes on petrol?? Wake up and smell the coffee!

Since: Dec 07

Frackville

#6 Jan 12, 2008
Well,there is ALWAYS one & what can you say to these narrow minded people? Better nothing..!!!! ;)

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