In Berlin, unemployment has risen again, also due to the refugee movements from the Ukraine. Around 183,100 people were registered as unemployed in the capital this month, as the responsible regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency announced on Friday. That was 7,100 more than in June, but around 17,700 fewer than in July of the previous year.
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The unemployment rate was 9.0 percent, 0.3 points higher than in June. Compared to the same month last year, however, it was 0.9 percentage points less.
In Brandenburg, too, the number of unemployed rose in July, in particular due to the large number of refugees from the Ukraine. Around 76,200 people were registered as unemployed in the state in the current month, around 4,200 more than in the previous month, as the responsible regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency announced on Friday.
Compared to July of the previous year, however, there were 1,700 fewer unemployed. The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent. That was 0.3 points more than in June and 0.1 points less than in the same month last year.
“In particular, unemployment among women, who represent the main group of refugees, has risen significantly compared to the previous month,” said the Berlin-Brandenburg regional office.
Since June 1, the Federal Employment Agency has been responsible for assistance and social benefits for people who have fled from the Ukraine. Since then, more than 17,500 employable, eligible Ukrainians have registered in Berlin, and more than 10,560 in Brandenburg. (dpa)