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The Nuremberg Federal Employment Agency (BA) expects a significant impact of the current corona situation on the German labor market. "We assume that we are a really heavy winter," said Ba-boss Detlef Scheele on Tuesday at the submission of the labor market report for November. In November, the number of job seekers was still significantly increased by 60,000 to 2.317 million, but the news to short-time work rose again.
Scheele said a curvature measures in the provincial federal states currently affected by high incidences as well as the supply bottlenecks in the automotive industry gradually made itself noticeable in the German labor market. Thus, in the regions around Rostock, in Saxony, Thuringia and parts of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, there are increasing short-time jobs in the field of gastronomy and tourism.
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Short Work has already been an important instrument in the previous Corona waves to prevent dismissal. Scheele asked the Federal Government to prepare a law for a vaccination obligation. The current Corona hotspots reused that a low vaccination rate leads to high incidences. In regions with high incidences, however, it comes to closures and thus corresponding economic consequences, as indicated again. To prevent this, a vaccination requirement is correct.
How Scheele continued to say, solidification tendencies are currently developing in unemployment, especially in long-term unemployment. Four out of ten job seekers were unemployed for more than one year. Above all, people without vocational training are "the really victims in this pandemic".
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more relaxed location in the labor market probably rather through statistical factors
In contrast to the skeptical view of the BA boss on the coming weeks, the current situation in the German labor market in November was relaxed. The currently 2.317 million unemployed meant an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent, 0.1 percentage points less than in October and 0.8 percentage points less than a year ago. Compared to November 2020, 382,000 people searched less a job. "In the labor market, the recovery continued in recent months," said Scheele.
However, statistical factors are likely to play a role. Because the count date for the number of unemployed was right early in November - current closures in corona hotspots were not yet considered. The following after the monthly report's favorable development of short-time work is because this relates to the time before the renewed increase in corona new infections. Thus, the recent available figures for the actual utilization of short-time work from September. There were 751,000 workers in short-time work. The climax had reached short-time work in Germany in April 2020 year at the beginning of the Corona pandemic with nearly six million recipients. (AFP)
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