Short-term economic statistics for 2013: more persons employed in the service sector
Short-term economic statistics cover, among other things, the service branches of transportation and storage, information and communication, and professional and technical activities. Compared with the previous year, the number of persons employed rose in all three sectors in 2013. The largest increase was observed for professional and technical activities (+2.9%) and for information and communication (+2.8%). However, the growth in jobs was slightly smaller than in the previous years.
While employment was up in 2013 in all three service branches, turnover increased only for professional and technical activities (+2.0%). In transportation and storage, turnover stagnated and in communication a 0.4% decrease in turnover was observed on the previous year. Following strong increases in turnover in 2011, the positive development had markedly slowed down in 2012 already.