The number of people applying for asylum in the European Union in 2017 dropped significantly for the first time since 2015. Germany still received the highest number of applications, but less than half were approved.

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DW.COM—The number of people applying for asylum in the European Union in 2017 dropped significantly for the first time since 2015. Germany still received the highest number of applications, but less than half were approved.

German jobs market hit record in 2017: The number of people employed in Germany hit its highest-ever level in 2017. Europe's biggest economy added jobs at a pace not seen in a decade, driven by a strong upswing in business activity.. The number of people employed in Germany hit its highest-ever level in 2017. Europe's biggest economy added jobs at a pace not seen in a decade, driven by a strong upswing in business activity.