According to the latest statistics of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA), when it comes to German economy Croatian citizens are probably the most cost-effective foreign workers in this most powerful European country.
Slightly more than 160,000 Croatian citizens are registered with the German Federal Employment Agency (BA). Data shows that over the past four years there was a huge immigrant wave from Croatia to Germany and that around 80,000 Croatian workers were registered in 2014.
The unemployment rate among Croatian nationals in Germany is 5,6 percent, which is at the same level as the German unemployment rate (5,6%), however, much lower in comparison to immigrants from other countries (14%).
Considering the total number of Croatian nationals in Germany, around 59 percent of them are employed in comparison to 61 percent of employed Germans. In this category, Croats are far above the average employment rate of foreign nationals in Germany (41%).
When it comes to the social services provided by the country to which all citizens are entitled to, Croats use them for 5,6 percent, which is less than Germans (6,9%). Only Hungarians use social benefits less than Croatians (4,3%), whilst around 64 percent of refugees use social services provided by the German state.