Labor market policy


Press release February 6, 2019

Still good labor market development leads to further decline in shadow economy in 2019 (in German).

In 2019, the size of the shadow economy in Germany will decrease by around EUR 5 billion. The ratio of the shadow economy to official GDP will thus fall to just over 9 percent. The main reason for this is the continuing good labor market situation, which so far has not been affected by the weaker growth outlook. In addition, lower taxes for the small self-employed make it more worthwhile to register a business.


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Martin Brussig, Katrin Hunger, Andrea Kirchmann, Johannes Kirsch, Günther Klee, Irene Pimminger, Marco Puxi, Eva Roth, Christin Schafstädt, Katharina Schilling BMAS-Forschungsbericht 623, Juni 2023

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Die Beratung im Jobcenter in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie.
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