Press Releases

Press Information of the Federal Employment Agency   (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA)

Recent Press Releases

01 Oct 2021 | Press Release No. 34

Fifty years in the service of international organisations

For 50 years, the Federal Employment Agency has been advising and supporting German experts as they start their career at international organisations such as the United Nations or the European Union. On 1st October 1971, the Office for Managers at International Organizations (BFIO), based at the Federal Employment Agency’s International Placement Service (ZAV), commenced its work.

30 Sep 2021 | Press Release No. 33

Recruiting skilled workers from abroad

The Federal Employment Agency is striving for deeper cooperation with Indonesia

30 Sep 2021 | Press Release No. 32

The labour market in September 2021

Good development continues

31 Aug 2021 | Press Release No. 31

The labour market in August 2021

Another marked improvement in spite of the summer break

27 Aug 2021 | Press Release No. 30

Nurses from abroad

Federal Employment Agency signs placement agreement with Indonesia

29 Jul 2021 | Press Release No. 29

The labour market in July 2021


Further significant improvement

23 Jul 2021 | Press Release No. 28

Takeover of 17,000 small family benefits offices

more than 1.5 million child benefit cases switch over to the Federal Employment Agency’s family benefits office

20 Jul 2021 | Press Release No. 27

Wages only increased slightly in 2020

• Smallest increase in wages since 2009
• In the manufacturing and hospitality sectors, the median is even falling
• The coronavirus effect in relation to the median wage might be 69 euros
• Differences between east and west are falling, but are still clear

02 Jul 2021 | Press Release No. 26

Anja Piel becomes chair of the administrative board of the Federal Employment Agency

Anja Piel took over the chair of the administrative board of the Federal Employment Agency in the middle of the year. She is a member of the Federal Executive Board of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB).

30 Jun 2021 | Press Release No. 25

The labour market in June 2021

Significant improvement

22 Jun 2021 | Press Release No. 24

Additional help in the pandemic

Children’s leisure bonus 2021

18 Jun 2021 | Press Release No. 23
German Digital Day 2021

The BA is encouraging digital participation

04 Jun 2021 | Press Release No. 22

Partners in the Alliance for Initial and Further Training launch the “Summer of Vocational Training”


Joint press release

01 Jun 2021 | Press Release No. 21
The labour market in May 2021

First signs of improvement

17 May 2021 | Press Release No. 20
Career orientation from home

Digital teaching units support young people in discovering their future paths

07 May 2021 | Press Release No. 19

International Nurses Day

More employees now in care professions

29 Apr 2021 | Press Release No. 18

The labour market in April 2021

Sustained spring recovery reduces unemployment

28 Apr 2021 | Press Release No. 17
Corona supplement and child bonus

150 euros each will be paid in May 2021

28 Apr 2021 | Press Release No. 16

Employee qualification remains at a high level

Demographic change, structural change and digitalisation are making the qualification of employees increasingly important. The BA can support companies by providing training guidance and subsidies for course costs and wages.

23 Apr 2021 | Press Release No. 15

Training at a glance

New website brings together information and offers

12 Apr 2021 | Press Release No. 14

Number of sanctions fell sharply last year

Main reason being the Corona pandemic

31 Mar 2021 | Press Release No. 13

The labour market in March 2021

Spring revival despite rising infection figures

23 Mar 2021 | Press Release No. 12

Child bonus – One-off payment for families in 2021

This year, those entitled to child benefit will once again receive a one-off payment, this time in the amount of €150.

17 Mar 2021 | Press Release No. 11

Alliance for Initial and Further Training

The partners in the Alliance for Initial and Further Training decide upon a “Joint action to support training companies and young people in the coronavirus pandemic”

15 Mar 2021 | Press Release No. 10

The Future Calls for Vocational Training – Invitation to the Nationwide Week of Vocational Training from March 15 to 19, 2021

The corona pandemic is also having an impact on the vocational training market. The Executive Board and Administrative Board of the Federal Employment Agency are therefore calling for joint efforts to bring companies and young people together.

12 Mar 2021 | Press Release No. 9

One Year of Corona – Review of and Prospects for the Labour Market

Joint press release by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Federal Employment Agency

02 Mar 2021 | Press Release No. 8
The Labour Market in February 2021

The Labour Market continues to withstand the Lockdown

26 Feb 2021 | Press Release No. 7
BA Budget

Record Spending in 2020

12 Feb 2021 | Press Release No. 6

“BA-Mobil” – New Customer App Expands Digital Offering

With the introduction of the new customer app “BA-Mobil”, customers of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) can address their unemployment insurance needs by contacting their local employment agency even faster and around the clock.

29 Jan 2021 | Press Release No. 5

The Labour Market in January 2021

Robust Development Despite Lockdown

18 Jan 2021 | Press Release No. 4

Child Bonus Paid to 10 Million Families

Family Fund Reports Positive Balance Sheet

11 Jan 2021 | Press Release No. 3

Fewer Appeals and Complaints in Basic Security Benefits

Number of appeals and complaints fell again in 2020 - Appeal rate in joint institutions at 2.3 percent

05 Jan 2021 | Press Release No. 2

Annual Review 2020

Labour Market under Heavy Pressure due to Corona Crisis

05 Jan 2021 | Press Release No. 1
The Labour Market in December 2020

Short-time work is stabilising, seasonally adjusted unemployment continues to decline

17 Dec 2020 | Press Release No. 55

Child Benefit to Increase as of January

More Money for Families with Lower Incomes

08 Dec 2020 | Press Release No. 54

Child benefits to increase starting in January

Starting in January the highest increase in child benefits since 2010 will take place

03 Dec 2020 | Press Release No. 53

New Pilot Project on Skilled Worker Immigration Launched

The Federal Employment Agency (BA) and DIHK Service GmbH are launching “Hand in Hand for international Talents”, a new project to attract skilled workers from Brazil, India and Vietnam to Germany.

02 Dec 2020 | Press Release No. 52

€ 2.7 Billion for Participation in the Working Lives of People with Disabilities

The Federal Employment Agency (BA) is using the International Day of People with Disabilities as an opportunity to promote inclusion in the workplace. The BA budget for next year includes € 2.7 billion to support people with disabilities.

01 Dec 2020 | Press Release No. 51
The Labour Market in November 2020

Further seasonally adjusted decline in unemployment despite partial lockdown

06 Nov 2020 | Press Release No. 50

BA Budget 2021 allows for stabilisation of training and employment in difficult times


The Administrative Board of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) today adopted the budget for 2021. At the same time, the committee temporarily approved up to 5,500 additional employees.

06 Nov 2020 | Press Release No. 49
Christina Ramb elected as new Chair of the BA Administrative Board

Three women head the Administrative Board of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit

05 Nov 2020 | Press Release No. 48

The Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Federal Employment Agency) and Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (German Business Foundation)