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Services in 2014: information technology sector employed 665,200 people

Nearly 665,200 people worked in 79,900 businesses of the computer programming, consultancy and related activities (WZ 62) division in 2014. That was more than half of the people (56.4%) working in section J (information and communication).

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Insurance industry: volume of premiums continued to increase in 2014

At the end of 2014, the insurance industry comprised approximately 1,400 direct insurance and reinsurance companies and pension funds. While direct insurers cover various risks of private individuals and businesses, reinsurers cover the risks of other insurance companies.

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Short-term data

Transportation and storage: employment in the 3rd quarter 2016 up 1.6% on the same period of 2015

The number of persons employed in transportation and storage rose by 1.6% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of 2015. Based on first calculations, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of persons employed in this sector of economic activity has increased in each quarter year-on-year since the second quarter of 2010. Turnover, however, declined by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2016 from the same quarter a year earlier. 

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Information and communication: employment up 3.1% in the 3rd quarter of 2016

The number of persons employed in the information and communication sector was up by 3.1% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same period a year earlier. Based on first calculations, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that employment has been higher in each quarter year-on-year since the second quarter of 2007. Turnover in this sector of economic activity increased by a nominal 4.8% in the same period. 

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Employment up 2.4% in professional and technical services in the 3rd quarter of 2016

The number of persons employed in professional and technical services increased by 2.4% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of 2015. Based on first calculations, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that employment in this sector of economic activity has been consistently higher in each quarter year-on-year since the second quarter of 2006. Turnover increased by a nominal 1.8% in the third quarter of 2016 from the same quarter of the previous year. 

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Cost structure data

2011: Receipts and net income of practices for public health patients: receipts from private patients make the difference

The practices for public health patients in Germany obtained average receipts of 486,000 euros in 2011. Across all practices for public health patients, the average net profit per practice was 235,000 euros in 2011.

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Key figures

Key figures, 2014
Eco­nomic sectorsPersons em­ployed
(mn)
Turnover
(bn)
Transpor­tation and storage2.1290.6
Infor­mation and commu­nica­tion1.2249.2
Profes­sional, scientific and technical activi­ties2.5295.5
Ad­minis­trative and support service activi­ties3.2187.9

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