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Press release 102 / 2019-03-15: Number of employees in manufacturing in January 2019: +2.2% year on year

Number of employees in manufacturing by economic sectorsEnlarge picture WIESBADEN – At the end of January 2019, 5.7 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of provisional results, that was a rise by about 125,000 persons or 2.2% against January 2018.

The number of hours worked in January 2019 increased 0.5% from a year earlier, reaching 746 million – at equal numbers of working days.

The earnings amounted to 24.0 billion euros; that was 4.4% more than in January 2018.

Basic data and long time series are available in tables Persons employed and turnover of local units in manufacturing 42111-0002 and 42111-0004 in the GENESIS-Online database.

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