Brexit without agreement: 100,000 German jobs at risk?


Economists describe a grim case in the case of a disorderly Brexit: you see, according to an average, 100,000 jobs in Germany are at risk, especially in the automotive sector.

According to an inquiry by the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Halle (IWH), over 100,000 jobs in Germany are endangered during a tough Brexit in Germany.

This is reported by the "Welt am Sonntag". According to the researchers, the study broke the effect of Britain's exit from the EU without compromise and recovery, except for individual administrative districts and independent cities in Germany.

Particularly worried: the automotive industry

"The effects on employment of a difficult Brexit would be particularly evident in car sites," cited the author of the Oliver Holtemöller study.

Particularly difficult cuts would lead to an uncontrolled exit of the British for the employees of Wolfsburg and Lower Bavaria, Dingolfing-Landau, as demonstrated by the analysis. Because there Volkswagen and BMW together with automotive suppliers, the largest employer.

In addition, the counties of Böblingen, where other technology companies such as IBM and Siemens and companies in the automotive sector are located, and the Märkische district in southwestern Westphalia, where there are many medium-sized export companies.



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