Unemployment insurance system
In 2016 unemployment insurance contributions are calculated
as 3% of an earnings base that is capped at € 74,400 annually
or € 6,200 monthly. For the East German states, the ceiling is
€ 64,800 annually or € 5,400 monthly. The contribution is shared
equally by the employer and the employee.
ance provides benefits in the event of termination of employment,
layoffs due to weather conditions (e. G. In the construction indus-
try), and temporary layoffs due to reduced production levels.