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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.

Re-weighting of the monthly unemployment data

As the LFS is a sample survey, is it necessary to benchmark the sample results to po­pulation estimates. In the weighting scheme used for the estimation of monthly LFS results in Germany, population figures are used in break­down by age, sex, region and nationality.

More : Re-weighting of the monthly unemployment data …


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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