The OECD has praised Germany for its employment record during the economic crisis. But it still sees a need for the country to raise entry and graduation rates in higher education.
Only a handful of countries managed to maintain or even reduce unemployment rates over the past few years, among them Austria, Switzerland and Turkey. In Germany, the share of young people who were neither employed nor participating in education or training programmes fell from 12% in 2008 to 11% in 2011, compared with the OECD average of around 16%. (...) - University World News, by Michael Gardner, 06 July 2013 Issue No:279