It is time to bury the Progressive myth that migrants swarming into Europe are going to replace the continent’s shrinking workforce. Hundreds of thousands of migrants, mostly fighting-age men from Arab and Muslim countries, are now living off welfare instead of seeking gainful employment, German media reports say.
Municipalities and town councils across Germany face severe financial constraints as an ever-increasing number of young migrants go on welfare. An estimated 600,000 of the newly-arrived ‘refugees’ are currently living on the dole despite being young and apparently employable, German newspaper Die Welt writes.
The number of migrants living on the dole is growing at an alarming rate. In 2017, their figure rose by 70 percent compared to that of last year. Die Welt reported the story:
Municipalities warn of the failing labor market integration of the refugees. Around 600,000 refugees are receiving basic income support payment (the Hartz IV benefits), Gerd Landsberg, the Managing Director of Association of Towns and Municipalities, told the newspapers belonging to Funke Mediengruppe. That is an increase of 250.000 individuals compared to the figure of 2016.
Less than 200,000 refugees have taken up occupations that were subjected to social security deductions. “The numbers show that massive efforts must to be undertaken to successfully integrate refugees into the labor market,” Landsberg added. TruthRevolt