The number of foreign-born Hartz-IV recipients in Germany has noticeably increased, according to a report by the “Bild” newspaper. New numbers from the Federal Labor Agency show that after the end of April, 26% of Hartz IV recipients were foreign-born. A total of 1.541 million foreign-born Germans received Hartz IV, which is 12.4% more than the year before, wrote the paper. In contrast, the number of German Hartz IV recipients dropped by 5.2% to 4.36 million. On average, 18% of foreign-born citizens in Germany rely on Hartz IV, while only 7.7% of Germans do so.