This calculator shows how much you pay for unemployment insurance (Arbeitslosenversicherung) every month.

What is Arbeitslosenversicherung?

If you work in Germany, you must pay for unemployment insurance (Arbeitslosenversicherung). Your employer takes unemployment insurance from your paycheck every month. If you lose your job, you will get unemployment benefits (ALG I).

If you are self-employed, unemployment insurance is optional. If you don't pay for unemployment insurance, you will not get unemployment benefits.

If you only have a minijob, you don't pay for unemployment insurance, and you don't get unemployment benefits.

How to calculate Arbeitslosenversicherung

Arbeitslosenversicherung is 1.2% of your Brutto income1, 2.

In East Germany

If you earn more than (the Beitragsbemessungsgrenze), you pay the maximum amount: 1.2% of 81000€. You will not pay more than that, even if your income goes up1.

In West Germany

If you earn more than (the Beitragsbemessungsgrenze), you pay the maximum amount: 1.2% of 84600€. You will not pay more than that, even if your income goes up1.