Integration in the labour market “better than predicted”


130 pages full of facts: The Catholic order of Malta relief service has submitted a new migration report. Good news come mainly from the economy.

On the title sheet of the fresh Maltese-integration report, a young man in blue Overalls stands in front of a work bench. He looks pleased. And according to the 130-page report, he can be. Of the “amazing progress” is out of the question when it comes to the situation of immigrants on the German labour market.

In the heated debate about Migration, the report aims to provide mainly one thing: facts. Is editor of the Catholic order of Malta assistance service. For the scientific part of the Walter-Eucken-Institut is responsible. Its Director, Lars field comes to the conclusion: “The Integration of the younger years, not least the refugee integration, is better managed than initially thought.”

Good news, which relate mainly to the inclusion in the labour market. Especially migrants from the eight main escape countries (Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria) cut off surprisingly well.

Compared with April of 2017 has doubled the number of employees in this group more than. It was in April 2019 for approximately 312.000 persons.

The integration Commissioner of the Federal government, Annette Widmann-Mauz, interprets that as a success. “The development in the past four years is significantly better than say the labour market experts predict,” she said of the “Rheinische Post”.

Germany is safer than perceived

Also in the population of the optimism is growing – at least in terms of the economic consequences of immigration. 36.1 percent see the influx of protection seekers as a Chance for the economy. This is 9 percent more than in the year 2016. The reason for this proceeding were according to the report, the end of Integration in the German labour market and the decreasing number of asylum seekers.

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Germany: New perspectives for Refugees

But at the same time the number of people who worry about the security of the country has also increased. In the last year, 71.6 per cent appreciated the influx of asylum seekers as a risk. Around two per cent more than in 2016.

Here, Germany is very much safer than a majority of the population consider it – not only in the context of Migration, but also in General. The crime rate is based on several years of decline. While in the year 2009, nearly six million criminal offences the police have been recorded, were it to Pass in 2018, approximately 5.4 million. In the past year have been determined, a total of 1.93 million suspects. 69.5 percent of them were German citizens, 30.5 per cent non-German.

Immigration is “manageable”

The first Maltese migration report appeared in the year 2017. He studied, among other things, what is the impact of the recording of the Refugees have on the financial system. Accordingly, the asylum would be looking then to the additional burden, if their potential will not be introduced in the labour market. Three years later, a first balance sheet following The Integration of the Refugees into the labour market is progressing faster than planned. Moreover, the former models häten expected with a high immigration rate.

As a result, the social expenditure to reduce in addition. Karl Prinz zu Löwenstein from the order of Malta concludes: The report of this talk, “the Immigration – is not only, but also-and especially of Refugees – in Germany, manageable. This applies in particular for the finances.”