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    Minimum wage 2018: Germany among top-ranking EU-countries

    In Germany the minimum wage was set at 8.84 euros per hour at the beginning of 2017. For a full-time job, the minimum wage threshold thus is 1,498 euros per month in gross terms. As recommended by the Minimum Wage Commission, the minimum wage will be increased by ordinance to 9.19 euros gross per...

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    2018-12-11

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    Germany has the second highest employment rate in the EU

    In 2017, 79% of the 20 to 64 year olds in Germany were in employment, which was the second highest rate in the EU after Sweden (82%). The EU average was 72%. The employment rate measures the age-specific proportions of the population who are in employment. To mark the publication of the brochure...

    Press release

    2018-11-28

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    Number of registered people seeking protection up 5% in 2017 on a year earlier

    1.7 million people seeking protection were registered in the Central Register of Foreigners (AZR) on 31 December 2017. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of people seeking protection registered in the AZR rose by 83,000 (+5%) on the previous year. People seeking...

    Press release

    2018-11-23

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    Persons in employment are 44 years on average

    In 2017, the average age of persons in employment in Germany was 44, which is roughly 4 years more than two decades ago. The average age of working men and women was almost the same in 2017. Based on recent microcensus results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that there were...

    Press release

    2018-11-19

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    10% of the women had higher educational attainment than their partner in 2017

    In 2017, 10% of the women living in a household together with a partner had the formally higher educational attainment in the relationship. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the opposite case was more frequent. In over a quarter of the couples (27%), the men had a higher...

    Press release

    2018-11-01

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    Fertility rate slightly down in 2017

    The number of births in 2017 (roughly 785,000 babies) was by about 7,000 lower compared with 2016. This decline was due to the slightly smaller average number of children per woman. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the total fertility rate was 1.57 children per woman in 2017....

    Press release

    2018-10-31

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    Life expectancy nearly unchanged in 2015/2017

    According to the results of the current life table for 2015/2017, the life expectancy of newborn boys is 78 years and 4 months and that of newborn girls is 83 years and 2 months. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the life expectancy of newborns changed only very slightly...

    Press release

    2018-10-18

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    Migration in 2017: immigration to Germany exceeding emigration by 416,000

    In 2017, the number of people who immigrated to Germany exceeded the number of those who emigrated by roughly 416,000 people. In 2016, net immigration had amounted to roughly 500,000. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that arrivals totalled 1,551,000 in 2017 and departures...

    Press release

    2018-10-15

  • Relevanz: 100

    Day of German Unity: facts on the life situation

    A total of roughly 82.8 million people lived in Germany in 2017. To coincide with the Day of German Unity on 3 October, the Federal Statistical Office also reports that 16.2 million of them (19.5%) lived in the new Länder and Berlin, 66.6 million (80.5 %) lived in the former territory of the Federal...

    Press release

    2018-10-01

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    Roughly one in five people in Germany is 65 years or older

    On 31 December 2017, approximately 17.7 million people in Germany were at least 65 years old. They accounted for 21.4% of the total population. To coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2018, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of older...

    Press release

    2018-09-27

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