German Unemployment Numbers See New Record Low

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The latest German unemployment numbers for January were released on Tuesday and the results were well beyond what most economists were predicting, as the jobless rate declined to 6.2-percent, the lowest number since Germany reunified. When surveyed by Bloomberg, economists were predicting the drop in the number of people out …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Some In Germany Are Calling For A 30-Hour Work Week To Combat Unemployment

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German workers already seem to have some pretty decent work hours and vacation time, but now a group of roughly 100 German unionists, politicians, and economists are pushing the case for even less hours in the typical German’s work week.  This 30-hour work week would come without a pay cut …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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