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Press Releases

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

Recent Press Releases

10 Dec 2018 | Press Release No. 35
The Year of Opportunities for the Unemployed and Contributors

In 2019, the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA) will have sufficient funds at its disposal both for the contribution-financed insurance benefit and for the first time for the tax-financed basic insurance.

03 Dec 2018 | Press Release No. 34
Engagement for inclusion

The biggest hurdles are those in the head

29 Nov 2018 | Press Release No. 33
The Labour Market in November 2018

Continued Good Development

16 Nov 2018 | Press Release No. 32
CIO of the year

IT boss Dr. Markus Schmitz receives award

12 Nov 2018 | Press Release No. 31
Information on basic income support for job seekers ("Hartz IV") only available to a limited extent

Payment of cash benefits not affected

09 Nov 2018 | Press Release No. 30
The budget of the BA 2019: The foundation is laid for relieving contributors

The Administrative Board of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) adopted the budget for 2019 today.

30 Oct 2018 | Press Release No. 29
Training market balance 2017/2018

Better opportunities for training seekers than in the previous year

30 Oct 2018 | Press Release No. 28
The labour market in October 2018

Unemployment and underemployment continue to decline

18 Oct 2018 | Press Release No. 27
Immigration of Foreign Skilled Labour Force - Recommendations by the BA

The Board of Directors and the Executive Board present recommendations for simplifying targeted labour force migration.

12 Oct 2018 | Press Release No. 26
Daniel Terzenbach will be a new member of the BA management board

   

28 Sep 2018 | Press Release No. 25
The labour market in September 2018

Powerfully developing autumn revival

30 Aug 2018 | Press Release No. 22
The Labour Market in August 2018

Continued Favourable Development

27 Aug 2018 | Press Release No. 21
Child benefit during studies - now simply apply online

 From now on, the parents can process the further approval of the child allowance online for their students.

31 Jul 2018 | Press Release No. 20
The Labour Market in July 2018

 Sharper rise in unemployment only seasonal

02 Jul 2018 | Press Release No. 18
Peter Clever the New Chairman of the Administrative Board

   

29 Jun 2018 | Press Release No. 19
The Labour Market in June 2018

Continued Favourable Development

30 May 2018 | Press Release No. 17
The labour market in May 2018

Unemployment and Underemployment are expected to decrease further

11 May 2018 | Press Release No. 16
Less objections and legal complaints in the basic health insurance

  

09 May 2018 | Press Release No. 15
About the Day of Nursing

The number of foreign-born nurses continues to rise

27 Apr 2018 | Press Release No. 14
The labour market in April 2018

Spring recovery lowers unemployment and underemployment

23 Apr 2018 | Press Release No. 13
"Professions at a glance"

With just a few clicks you can obtain all the important information on occupational groups and thus find information about the labour market: from today, this is offered by a new visualisation on the Internet on the statistics pages of the Federal Employment Agency (BA).

23 Apr 2018 | Press Release No. 12
Brewer and Maltster - the Profession of Barley Juice

Whether top-fermented, bottom-fermented, craft beer or bock beer - beer is considered a cultural asset in many regions of Germany.

11 Apr 2018 | Press Release No. 11
Failure to attend appointments accounts for three out of four sanctions

 

29 Mar 2018 | Press Release No. 10
The job market in March 2018

Further reductions in Unemployment and Underemployment

13 Mar 2018 | Press Release No. 9
MYSKILLS - New test makes professional knowledge visible

The German Federal Agency and Bertelsmann Stiftung are developing a new test MYSKILLS for professional know-how. The goal is to facilitate the integration of refugees, immigrants and unemployed people without vocational qualifications into the labour market. In the future, MYSKILLS will offer job agencies and job centres
30 professions in six languages.

07 Mar 2018 | Press Release No. 8
Women are catching up in the labor market – employment is growing but mainly through part-time employment

International Women's Day on 8 March

28 Feb 2018 | Press Release No. 7
Labour Market in February 2018

Good Development Continues

26 Feb 2018 | Press Release No. 6
Starting signal for the BA training week

This year's training week of the Federal Employment Agency is starting today under the motto "#Training Clearing".

31 Jan 2018 | Press Release No. 5
The labour market in January 2018

Lively start

24 Jan 2018 | Press Release No. 4
Even unskilled people benefit from good economic conditions - but they are often unemployed

The unemployment rate of unskilled workers has dropped in the last year. But the risk of unemployment is five times higher than that of the educated.
There are huge differences between the regions.

11 Jan 2018 | Press Release No. 3
BA budget 2017 closes with good results

The Federal Employment Agency (BA) closed the fiscal year of 2017 with a surplus of € 5.95 billion.

03 Jan 2018 | Press Release No. 2
Annual Review 2017

Very Good Development of the Labour Market

03 Jan 2018 | Press Release No. 1
The labor market in December 2017

Significant seasonally-adjusted decline in unemployment

30 Nov 2017 | Press Release No. 27
The job market in November 2017

Continuing upswing

15 Nov 2017 | Press Release No. 26
“Talent Discovery”: The Second Round of the European Employers’ Day

The second European Employers' Day (EED) takes place from November 13 to 24, 2017, under the motto "Let's talk about skills and discover all talents".

10 Nov 2017 | Press Release No. 25
The 2018 budget of the BA: Well-equipped for the future

Board of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) of Germany adopts the budget for the year 2018

02 Nov 2017 | Press Release No. 24
Training Market Balance 2016/2017

Stable overall situation with increasing imbalances

27 Oct 2017 | Press Release No. 22
Germany’s Federal Employment Office awarded Total E-Quality rating for the sixth year

For the sixth time: Award for future-oriented, successful and sustainable personnel policy.

16 Oct 2017 | Press Release No. 21
Reorientation of cooperation between school and professional advice

Facilitations for the transition from school to profession

29 Sep 2017 | Press Release No. 20
The labour market in September 2017

The use of autumn is stronger than usual

31 Aug 2017 | Press Release No. 19
The labour market in August 2017

Further positive development

01 Aug 2017 | Press Release No. 18
The labour market in July 2017

Unemployment is increasing due to time of year

31 Jul 2017 | Press Release No. 17
Specialists for Germany: BA and GIZ gain the 1,000th carer from abroad

Project Triple Win serves as success model

03 Jul 2017 | Press Release No. 16

Annelie Buntenbach is new Chairwoman of the Board of Governors

Annelie Buntenbach, member of the Federal Executive Board of the German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB), took over as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) as of 01 July 2017. The Board of Governors elected her during its session on 23 June 2017.

30 Jun 2017 | Press Release No. 15
The labour market in June 2017

Weaker development at the end of spring upturn

21 Jun 2017 | Press Release No. 14
Well qualified – less likely to be unemployed

New figures from the BA confirm the effect of training and qualification

31 May 2017 | Press Release No. 13
The labour market in May 2017

Continuously favourable development

03 May 2017 | Press Release No. 12
The labour market in April 2017

Good growth continues

27 Apr 2017 | Press Release No. 11
Undiscovered career choices – Girls Day and Boys Day 2017

Michaela will become a mechatronics technician. Stephan is training to become an old-age carer. And why not? There has been a Girls Day taking place since 2001 with a Boys Day a later addition.

31 Mar 2017 | Press Release No. 10
Detlef Scheele is new Chairman of the Executive Board of the Federal Employment Agency – Valerie Holsboer becomes member of the Executive Board

With effect from 1 April 2017 Detlef Scheele has taken over as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Federal Employment Agency. He succeeds Frank-Jürgen Weise who is retiring from the position after 15 years on the Executive Board. In addition Valerie Holsboer is joining the BA Executive Board.

31 Mar 2017 | Press Release No. 9
The labour market in March 2017

Spring upturn stronger than usual

28 Mar 2017 | Press Release No. 8
One-stop shop for Child Benefit - Family Benefits Office prepares for two million additional child benefit cases

For most people in Germany the Family Benefits Office is the first contact they have with the Federal Employment Agency (BA). For many of them it's also their only and longest contact. The BA's Family Benefits Office is currently responsible for paying Child Benefit for over 14 million children. But that's not all. Over two million child benefit cases where at least one of the parents works in the public sector are handled by approximately 5,500 Family Benefit Offices of the Federal Government, state governments and local authorities.  

27 Mar 2017 | Press Release No. 7
“Together for Training”: The Federal Employment Agency’s “2017 Week of Training” gets under way

 

“Together for Training” is the theme of this year’s Week of Training, which started today and is organised by the Federal Employment Agency (BA). From 27 to 31 March, Regional Directorates, Employment Agencies and jobcenters will be promoting the dual system of vocational training on a regional level and providing information on career paths and vocational training pathways.

01 Mar 2017 | Press Release No. 6
The labour market in February 2017

Continuing positive growth

15 Feb 2017 | Press Release No. 5
Federal Employment Agency terminates ROBASO IT project

The diverse nature of the Federal Employment Agency's work means that the Agency's information technology systems and processes are very complex. Approximately 120 in-house developed IT processes support functions such as work placements, handling incentive measures and the payment of benefits such as unemployment benefit.

31 Jan 2017 | Press Release No. 4
The labour market in January 2017

Positive trends at start of year

09 Jan 2017 | Press Release No. 3
Brings us further: The new website of the Federal Employment Agency

Contemporary look, clear navigation, a wide range of information on offer: www.arbeitsagentur.de has recently been seen in a new design.

03 Jan 2017 | Press Release No. 2
The labour market in 2016

Labour market continues to develop positively with moderate economic growth

03 Jan 2017 | Press Release No. 1
The labour market in December 2016

Positive development at the end of the year