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Press release 421 / 2017-11-21: Number of school beginners up 0.6% in 2017 on previous year

Slightly larger number of school beginners

According to provisional data, 725,100 children started school in Germany at the beginning of the current school year 2017/2018. This was an increase of 0.6% compared with the preceding year. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of school beginners was up on a year earlier in all Länder except Baden-Württemberg (–0.8%). The largest percentage increases were recorded in Thüringen (+2.5%) and Sachsen-Anhalt (+2.2%).

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Noticeable price changes in October

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Key figures

Population30.09.201682.5 mn
Persons in employment3rd Quarter 201744.5 mn
Economic growth (GDP)3rd Quarter 20170.8%
Inflation rateOctober 20171.6%
Share in gross domestic product
Net lending20160.8%
Public debt201668.1%

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