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Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out: report

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Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out: report
Wolfgang Wonneberger (left), from steel sheet maker Jenaer Feinblech GmbH, trains Rezwan Waziri, a 19-year-old refugee from Afghanistan in August 2016. Photo: DPA
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The number of employed refugees in Germany will exceed those out of work within the next two years, according to a new report.

By the end of 2018, some 410,000 refugees will have jobs in Germany, newspaper Bild reports, citing a new study from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) scheduled for publication this Thursday.

Of the 396,000 refugees not working, 192,000 will be signed up for integration courses or other labour-market programmes, while 204,000 will be registered as unemployed. 

The IfW, an international economic research centre, based its findings on projections that two percent of refugees find work each month, while three percent of refugees leave Germany on a monthly basis. 

Three out of four refugees in Germany are of working age, most of whom had registered to work, Bild reports.

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