Romanians, among the best integrated on the German labor market according to IAB

According to a 2015 report by the Institute for Labor Market and Occupation Research (IAB) of the German Federal Agency for Labor (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), the unemployment rates of Romanian citizens in Germany were significantly below those of other immigrants.

In November 2014, the unemployment rates of Romanians in Germany stood at 7,1%, less than half of those of Bulgarians (15,5%) and of the general immigrant population (14,6%). They were even lower than those of the so-called EU-8 immigrants (the aggregate unemployment rate of Czechs, Estonians, Hungarians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, Slovenes and Slovaks stood at 10,2%).

The unemployment rates of Romanians in Germany were thus very similar to those of the entire population of Germany (which stood at 7,3%).

This testifies to the very good integration of Romanians in Germany, their versatility and their contributions to German businesses and society.

Among the cultural factors that make this possible we can list Romanian pragmatism, flexibility, confrontation-avoidance, survivalist values, willingness to work, as well as informal supportive networks which often disseminate information about potential job opportunities.


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