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Labour market

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German labour market to Year 2014 to 2016

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Data of the Federal Statistical Office

unit201420152016

Unless otherwise stated, all figures are rounded annual average results (Last updated: August 2017).

1 All residents who are active in the labour market (unemployed and persons in employment).
2 According to the international ILO employment status concept.
Rate equal share of the labour force.
3 Persons in employment whose place of residence is in Germany.
4 Persons in employment whose place of work is in Germany.
5 Including unpaid family workers.
6 As at 30 June of each year.
7 Unemployed as a proportion of the total civilian labour force.
8 Immediately to fill vacancies (EU survey by the Institute for Employment
Research of the Federal Employment Agency (IAB).

Labour force1, 2millions44.7044.9445.32
Persons in employment (national concept)2, 3millions42.6142.9943.54
Persons in employment (domestic concept)4millions42.6743.0743.64
Self-employed5millions4.414.364.33
Employeesmillions38.2638.7139.31
By industries4
Agriculture, forestry and fishingmillions0.650.640.62
Production industry (incl. construction)millions10.5110.5210.56
Servicesmillions31.5231.9132.46
Unemployed2millions2.091.951.77
Unemployment rate2%4.74.33.9
Data of the Federal Employment Agency
Employees subject to social insurance contributions6millions30.1730.7731.37
Persons exclusively in marginal employment6millions5.094.904.86
Registered unemployedmillions2.902.792.69
Rate of registered unemployment7%6.76.46.1
Reported job vacanciesmillions0.490.570.66
Overall number of job vacancies8millions0.630.690.74

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