Recent Press Releases
BA budget: Only a slight surplus in 2019
The Federal Employment Agency (BA) has increased its spending on unemployment benefits over the past year due to the state of the economy. The surplus of 2.1 billion euros is considerably lower than in previous years. A deficit of 1.3 billion euros is expected for this year.
Fewer appeals and lawsuits filed for basic security benefits
Annual review 2019 - Robust labour market development despite weak economy
“The labour market continued to prove its robustness in 2019. Despite the weaker economy, unemployment and underemployment decreased on average in 2019, and employment has risen again”, said the Chairman of the Federal Employment Agency (BA), Detlef Scheele, at today’s monthly press conference in Nuremberg.