Employment Referals Aren't05 Feb 2002
I haven't found an English link yet, but the main national story today is a study of government 'Arbeitsämter' (Employment Offices) by the federal 'Rechnungshof'. In the study, some 70% of job referrals claimed by the Arbeitsämter were 'incorrect', meaning the job seeker found the job by himself. So if the Arbeitsämter are not finding jobs for the unemployed, what are they doing?
Update FAZ has the story this morning: Auditors Say Federal Labor Office Falsified Statistics
Update BBC: German jobless total tops four million, a statistic which is unfortunately correct.