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Labour market

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Labour market

Participation in economic life plays a central part in our society, and with its functions of securing a livelihood, assigning the individual a position within the structure of the society, for economic growth and welfare it comes into the picture in many areas. There is as much diversity in official labour market statistics and their sources.

Get an overview of the German labour market by looking at the key figures.

43.5 million persons in employment in 2nd quarter of 2016

Employment continued to increase in the second quarter of 2016 according to provisional results. The number of persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany amounted to 43.5 million, which was again markedly above the previous year's level. Compared with the second quarter of 2015, the number of persons in employment increased considerably by 529,000 or 1.2%. 

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Unemployed ILO-Concept


Unemployed person

Unemployed ILO-Conzept, Monthly data, Long term series from 2007

Registered unemployed


Monthly data

Long term series

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