For many years, the rule for students and young professionals from the countryside or small towns was: get out of the children’s room and into a student dormitory or a shared apartment in a large city for the new phase of life after school.
However, the corona pandemic put the brakes on everything last year. In view of digital lectures, the move was postponed. Other job-related moves were also lower – in times of pandemic-related short-time work and uncertain future prospects, job and location changes are rare. This is also reflected in the figures published by the federal statistical office on thursday: there were declines in 2020 both in moves within germany – so-called internal migration – and in moves to and from abroad.