Number of employees in manufacturing in May 2015: +1.0% year on year
At the end of May 2015, 5.3 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. On the basis of provisional results, that was a rise by about 53,000 persons or 1.0% against May 2014.
The number of hours worked in May 2015 decreased 5.9% from a year earlier, reaching 633 million – here it has to be considered that there were two working days less than in May 2014.
The earnings amounted to 24.0 billion euros; that was 3.5% more than in May 2014.