Current figures from the Federal Employment Agency are surprising. A large majority of citizens’ benefit recipients in three federal states have a migration background.

In three German federal states, more than 70 percent of citizens’ benefit recipients already have a migration background. This is reported by “Welt am Sonntag”.

Corresponding figures from the Federal Employment Agency showed that this proportion is 76.4 percent in Hesse, 74.1 percent in Baden-Württemberg and 72.8 percent in Hamburg. Nationwide, 63.1 percent of those eligible for work, the so-called citizens’ benefit recipients, have a migration background. According to “Welt am Sonntag”, this corresponds in absolute numbers to around 2.48 million out of a total of 3.93 million employable people entitled to benefits.

The data is based on a survey of all recipients of citizens’ benefit, although there is no obligation to respond. Therefore, the Federal Employment Agency relies on the 73 percent of transfer recipients surveyed who wanted to provide information about their migration background, according to “Welt am Sonntag”.

With regard to the accuracy of the information, the employment agency explains, according to the report, that despite the missing information, an extrapolation “can be used to make a reliable statement about the migration background for the population of people.”

However, the researchers point out the possible weakness of their method, which is the “lack of evidence”. Since there was no verification of the accuracy of the information, both conscious and unconscious false information could be provided by the respondents.

Since the introduction of citizens’ money, 5.7 percent fewer people with basic security have taken up a job. This emerges from a study by the Institute for Labor Market and Occupational Research, which was published two weeks ago. Overall, however, job openings fell by 20 percent – which shows that other reasons such as the economic downturn played a larger role, said IAB researcher Enzo Weber, one of the authors of the study.

The majority of people who receive citizen’s benefit have a migration background. This was the result of a survey by the Federal Employment Agency. The number is highest in Hesse.

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