The number of Mini-Jobs has increased in the current year almost the same level as before the introduction of the statutory minimum wage 2015. This is clear from a response by the Federal government to the Green party, reported the “Rheinische Post”. Accordingly, the Federal employment Agency counted at the end of March, according to the latest available data of 7.6 million minor jobs. At the end of December 2014, shortly before the introduction of the minimum wage – goods with 7,67 million, only a little more.

according to The paper, especially the number of the Mini is increased in Jobs that are exercised in the part-time job. At the end of 2014, 2.5 million Mini-jobbers in addition to employment, had by the end of March 2018, almost 2.8 million in addition to the main employment is still a tax – and duty-free Mini-Job.

Overall, the balance after four years, the minimum wage is positive. Many Economists feared the damage not occurred, neither the hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost, the suffering companies in international competition.

Several studies have been concerned with the effects of the minimum wage. You were also the question of to what extent this has an impact on working hours and hourly wage.

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