BERLIN (Reuters) - Of the more than one million Ukrainian refugees who came to Germany to escapee war, 44% would like to stay long-term in the country, according to a survey published on Wednesday.
This was higher than the 39% of Ukrainian refugees who said they were planning to stay in a previous survey published in late summer 2022.
Of those polled in the new survey, 18% had found a job, up only slightly from 17% in late summer 2022.
The reason given for this was high participation in integration and language courses, intended to boost employability. Three quarters of the refugees were taking German courses or had already finished these courses.
"Germany is investing in a sustainable integration of these refugees in the labour market," said Yuliya Kosyakova, of the IAB, in the presentation of the survey.
The survey is a joint effort of the DIW Berlin institute, the institute for employment research IAB, the ministry for migration and refugees and the federal institute for population research.
(Reporting by Maria Martinez and Andreas Rinke, Editing by Rachel More)