The unemployment rate rose sharply for the first time in many months, but the statistics are actually built on artificial figures
Unemployment rose for the first time in months / Photo: Getty Images, Collage: Today
The number of unemployed in Germany has increased for the first time in many months, but the figure is still lower than in June 2021. The main reason is the forced migration of Ukrainian migrants.
Thus, due to Ukrainians who received temporary protection in the country and registered in employment centers, the number of unemployed in Germany amounted to about 2.3 million people and is 5.2% – 0.3% more than in May.
As the head of the Federal Employment Agency Detlef Scheele explained, the sharp increase in the number of unemployed people in June is due to the fact that now Ukrainian refugees are registered at employment centers and start to get into the statistics.
But if we consider the situation on the market at all, it is relatively stable. Just according to the latest rules, Ukrainians who receive temporary protection in Germany and want to have financial support must register in these centers.
Germany changes the rules of travel
Ukrainian immigrants and other foreigners in Germany will be able to move around the country for only 9 euros (288 UAH approximately) per month. To do this, you only need to purchase a BahnCard 100 light travel card. This opportunity will be from June 1 to August 31.
You can buy a travel card for a specific calendar month of the summer. Even if you purchased it in mid-June, you can only use it until the end of June. You will have to buy a new ticket for July.
With the pass in hand, you can travel on any short-distance transport that is part of the ÖPNV network: buses, subways, S-Bahns, commuter trains, trams and regional trains. At the same time, it is allowed to make an unlimited number of transfers in any city in Germany.
Recall that the leadership of the European Union took the initiative to introduce a speed limit on German autobahns to 130 km/h. Thus, they want to reduce fuel consumption in Germany.
Previously, we wrote how much an apartment in a new building in Germany would cost.