Buying Itself Out of a Recession Countries Ask How Germany Avoided Mass Unemployment

Germany, second only to China as the world's leading exporter of goods, has been particularly hard-hit by the collapse of global markets. But the mass unemployment some had feared has failed to materialize. Labor experts in many countries are wondering how Germany has done it.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Photo Gallery: Short Time in Hard Times
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Photo Gallery: Short Time in Hard Times

Photo Gallery: Short Time in Hard Times
Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/ picture-alliance/ dpa
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Photo Gallery: Short Time in Hard Times

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan