Germany’s population is no longer shrinking. Four consecutive years of increasingly high net migration have outpaced the country’s birth deficit, taking the country’s population to nearly 82 million people – a level last seen in 2009.
The population growth has been particularly concentrated among those of working age. The number of people employed in Germany hit 43 million in 2015, according to data released by Destatis, the German statistics office, on Tuesday. The figure represents the highest number of people in work since German reunification. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people has dropped below 2 million for the first time since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The question that pro-population growth adherents never consider is how do they think that population growth can continue ad infinitum? It is completely unsustainable.
Cornwall, UK, Europe, the world has to plan for a steady state society which will involve population decline. To think otherwise is untenable.