Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Unemployment in Germany

Unemployment has been traditionally higher in post 1990 Germany than in the UK, for instance. But recently the social reforms have kicked in and unemployment has fallen. However, given the recession, it is likely to rise again. Here is a map of Germany with recent unemployment rates by Bundesland, last year's rate in brackets. This map shows again that East Germany still lags behind the West in unemployment rates which are the lowest in Bavaria.

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