Germany's Working Poor More Low-Wage Earners Dependent on Welfare

Germany's low unemployment rate is the envy of much of Europe. Yet it masks the difficulties many working Germans have in making ends meet and their reliance on welfare benefits. The issue could become important as the election campaign heats up.
Germany has no national minimum wage, but offers supplemental income to the working poor.

Germany has no national minimum wage, but offers supplemental income to the working poor.

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acb -- with wires