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Minimum Wage & Unemployment

Minimum Wage & Average

The minimum wage in Germany is €8.50 which is applicable in all branches of activity.  This may not applicable for young persons under the age of 18 and for those doing a compulsory or voluntary internship for the period up to three months during their education.  The minimum wage might also not apply for long term unemployed people during their first six months of employment depending on the company.

Unemployment Rate

The lowest since February 1981, the current unemployment rate in Germany is 4.2%.  Meanwhile, youth unemployment fell to 6.9% which is the lowest since October 1992.

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