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

23. March 2018 | Groups of Persons

Low Wage Growth in Germany? – Don’t Blame the Migrants!

Sabine Klinger, Enzo Weber

The German labour market follows a fascinating employment trend since the year 2005. In contrast, wage growth remained weak until 2010 and although wage dynamics have picked up by now, they remain clearly subdued when compared to the vibrant development of employment and vacancies. ...read more

23. February 2018 | International Labour Markets

Long-term unemployment: a European comparison

Regina Konle-Seidl, Thomas Rhein

For many years, Germany was notable for its high levels of long-term unemployment compared to other countries. However, in contrast to the European trend, the number of long-term unemployed has decreased significantly since the mid-2000s. ...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.