December 2013: number of employees increasing by 0.7%
At the end of December 2013, nearly 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 39,000 persons or 0.7% against December 2012.
The number of hours worked in December 2013 increased 3.2% from a year earlier, reaching 582 million – here it has to be considered that there was one working day more than in December 2012.
The earnings amounted to 20.2 billion euros; that was 4.1% more than in December 2012.