6 August 2018 | Wages and Employment

The German labour market after the introduction of the statutory minimum wage

Mario Bossler, Johanna Eberle, Nicole Gürtzgen, Wolfram Klosterhuber, Philipp vom Berge

On the 1st January 2015, a nationwide statutory minimum wage of €8.50 was introduced in Germany. ...read more

20. July 2018 | Basic Principles of Labour Market Research

Good scientific policy advice: the IAB’s five principles

Holger Bähr

Policy advice is an integral part of policy-making in contemporary democracies and a central task of the IAB. But what makes “good” policy advice? ...read more

02. July 2018 | International Labour Markets

European youth unemployment in the aftermath of the Great Recession

Hans Dietrich

As a consequence of the Great Recession, starting in most European countries in 2009, the number of unemployed young people increased significantly. ...read more

4. June 2018 | Labour Market, Employment and Social Policy

Binding Collective Agreements: The Downward Trend Continues

Susanne Kohaut

Wages and working conditions are negotiated between employers and employees. Collective agreements provide both parties with an institutional framework to that end. ...read more

9. May 2018 | Forms of Employment

Forms of employment in European comparison

Thomas Rhein, Ulrich Walwei

Germany does not stand alone in having experienced changes in the landscape of work. However, these changes differ in comparison to other countries – both in relation to the relative importance of different forms of employment, and in terms of their development over time. ...read more

10. April 2018 | International Labour Markets

Labour market advice and job placement of refugees: Labour market integration is still a long way off

Holger Bähr, Martin Dietz, Barbara Knapp

A few refugees get a job soon after they arrived in Germany. However, for most of them labour market integration is still a long way off. Bevor getting a job, many refugees have to learn German and engage in retraining or vocational education and training. ...read more

4. April 2018 | Forms of Employment

Bogus self-employment in Germany. Also a question of definition

Hans Dietrich, Alexander Patzina

Based on a large-scale empirical study with 30,000 participants, the IAB explored the dissemination of bogus self-employment in Germany. ...read more

Short News

29. August 2017

IAB Labour Market Barometer for Germany

Every month, the IAB labour market barometer provides a short-term outlook for the development of both employment and unemployment in Germany.

20. April 2017

Key indicators of the German labour market

In a data appendix to its recent publication "Arbeitsmarkt kompakt" the IAB offers a broad range of key indicators of the German labour market.

20. April 2017

Industry 4.0 – job-producer or employment-destroyer?

A current report (2/2016) published by the IAB discusses the employment effects of the digital revolution in German manufacturing.