Although many Greeks blame Berlin for their country's strict austerity drive, others are willing to move to Germany in order to find work.
Germans and Greeks were once close friends and partners within the EU - prior to the euro zone crisis. German President Joachim Gauck is now traveling to Athens to offer encouragement to the debt-stricken country.
The rate of female workers in Germany has risen significantly over the past decade, the statistics office has said. Female employment is way above the EU average, but this applies above all to the low-wage sector.
Unemployment in the euro area has remained stubbornly high since the start of the new year, with fresh January figures providing no silver lining. Young people remained among those hit hardest by the lack of jobs.
The number of jobless Germans has slightly increased, inching up by about 2,000 people in February. The figure is better than usual for the month as an economic recovery supports the already robust German jobs market.
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