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the number of unemployed declined again in March. The number fell by 66,000 to 2.845 million, said the Federal Employment Agency. These are 87,000 unemployed less than a year ago. “The labor market has further developed positively. Although the seasonally adjusted unemployment has not changed, the social insurance contributions is grown again”, said the head of the Federal Employment Agency (BA), Frank-Jürgen Weise.

The Research Institute of the BA had recently predicted that in the spring more people staying than usual without work. In fact, the number of unemployed is less fallen sharply than in other years. Reason could be the mild weather of the winter months. This also fewer people were unemployed than usual, told the experts.

A total of 43 million people in Germany in February 2016 in employment, informed the Federal Statistical Office. That were 546,000 persons more than in February last year. After seasonal adjustment, the number of employed persons compared to January by 50,000 people or 0.1 per cent.