Denmark’s refugee integration has ‘failed’

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Three out of four refugees who came to Denmark in the early 2000s are jobless ten years later – a “deeply frightening” “admission of failure”, government officials said.

A decade’s worth of efforts to integrate refugees into the Danish labour market have failed, a new analysis from the Confederation of Danish Employers (Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening – DA) shows.

Berlingske newspaper crunched the numbers from a DA investigation and found that just one out of every four refugees who came to Denmark between 2000-2003 was employed ten years later.

The head of DA said the Danish government has “truly failed” in its efforts to get refugees working.

“It is catastrophic that we are so bad at integrating refugees into the Danish job market. That is not acceptable for our refugees, and as a society we simply cannot afford to let this group be taken care of by public benefits,” Jørn Neergaard Larsen told Berlingske…

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