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Our press team enjoys working with journalist to bring real stories from Dortmund and interesting topics from the Jobcenter Dortmund to the public. Our focus is on the Dortmund labor market, the situation of (long-term) unemployed, encouraging success stories and labor market projects in Dortmund.

If you are active in the media and would like to talk to us, please contact Ms. Seidel or Mr. Böker or send an e-mail to

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Here you will find current press releases from the Jobcenter Dortmund. In the download area, we provide our logo and two photos of our Jobcenter services (photo credit: Jobcenter Dortmund) for your reporting.

Joint press release with the Dortmund Employment Agency from 30. June 2022

Dortmund labor market in June 2022

With the beginning of summer, unemployment rises slightly

  • First increase in unemployment in 2022
  • Unemployment rate rises slightly to 10,5 percent
  • Ukrainians increasingly seek support from the job center
  • Training market does not take a vacation - still many open apprenticeship positions


Joint press release with the Dortmund Employment Agency dated May 31, 2022

Dortmund labor market in May 2022

Despite uncertain times, labor market still in calm waters

  • Declining unemployment also in May
  • Unemployment rate falls to 10.4 percent
  • Demand for qualified skilled workers grows
  • There's still something going on: Not without training in the holidays


Press release of 23. May 2022 / 2,416 characters

New member of the management board at the Jobcenter

Beate Bachmann has taken over the position of deputy managing director at the Dortmund Jobcenter, succeeding Jörg Dannenberg, who moved to the mayor's office at the end of last year


Joint press release with the Employment Agency dated 03. May 2022

Dortmund labor market in April 2022

Despite war and pandemic:
Labor market continues to recover

  • Declining unemployment also in April
  • Unemployment rate falls to 10.6 percent
  • Long-term unemployment declines
  • Demand for well-trained skilled workers grows
  • Training market falters - courage to train is needed


Joint press release with the Employment Agency dated May 02, 2022

Reopened: Consultation-to-go to qualification and further training in the planQ

Vocational dreams to realize, to develop professionally or also to orient completely new, is possible today at almost any time of the working life. This is because job profiles change, new ones are added, and others disappear over time. Change in the labor market is happening ever faster and has been further accelerated by the pandemic



Joint press release with the Employment Agency from 01. Febuar 2022

Dortmund labor market in January 2022

Cold snap at the beginning of the year remains off

  • Unemployment increased significantly less year-on-year
  • Unemployment rate remains below 11 percent
  • About 3,300 people less unemployed than a year ago


Joint press release with the Employment Agency of January 12, 2022

Annual balance 2021 on the labor market in the city of Dortmund - Outlook 2022

Between pandemic and shortage of skilled workers


  • Unemployment declines steadily in 2021
  • 36.561 unemployed on average for the year
  • Average unemployment rate 11.4 percent (unchanged from the previous year)
  • Positive employment trend
  • Short-time work also secures many jobs in 2021

Outlook 2022:

  • Reduce youth unemployment - further strengthen dual vocational training
  • Safeguard labor and skilled workers
  • Reduce long-term unemployment
  • Digital BAmie and shortage of skilled workers


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