Integration and German language courses are improving refugees’ chances of finding work, a new study has revealed. However, gender imbalance and the quality of employment are still issues.
A new study published on Tuesday found that 49% of refugees who have come to Germany since 2013 were able to find steady employment within five years of arriving.
“This means that labor market integration is somewhat faster than for refugees from previous years,” said the Insitute for Labor Market and Vocational Research (IAB), who carried out the study.
IAB, which is part of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), compared the numbers since 2013 to arrivals between the early 1990s and 2013, when the rate was slightly lower at 44%.
The Institute praised Germany’s efforts with integration and language learning for the progress: “In addition, significantly more has been invested in language and other integration programs for asylum seekers and recognized refugees since 2015