February 2014: number of employees increasing by 0.7%
At the end of February 2014, 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 37,000 persons or 0.7% against February 2013.
The number of hours worked in February 2014 increased 3.1% from a year earlier, reaching 687 million – at equal numbers of working days.
The earnings amounted to 19.3 billion euros; that was 4.0% more than in February 2013.