Monday, January 2, 2017

Work: number of people in employment rises to record high – THE WORLD

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Also in demand for labour reached a peak.

Dhe number of people with a Job in Germany increased to a new record high. On average in the year 2016 43.4 million people were employed, the highest level since reunification, as the Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden announced on Monday. According to the Federal Agency for labour the demand for labour reached a maximum.

The number of employed persons in Germany has been increasing for years. In 2016, it was according to the provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical office to 425.000, or 1.0 percent higher than in the previous year. Already in 2015, the number had risen by 0.9 percent.

According to the Federal statistical office both the labour force participation of the domestic population as well as the immigration of foreign workers increased. Thus, the negative demo had been compensated for graphical effects.

“Decisive” for the positive development were, according to the statisticians living in Germany workers. Their number increased accordingly, average for the year 2016 to 453.000, or 1.2 percent, to 39.1 million. In contrast, the number of self-employed fell to 28,000, or 0.6 percent, to 4.3 million.

according to The figures, the number of employees subject to social security grew the Trend of the past few years following, while the fell of the so-called marginal workers. The statistician part-time Employees, such as mini-jobbers, One-Euro-jobbers and short-term Employees.

The number of unemployed decreased in the past year, to 160,000 in comparison to the previous year to nearly 1.8 million. The unemployment rate according to the internationally comparable Definition declined from 4.3 to 4.0 percent. Thus, Germany has, after the Czech Republic has the lowest unemployment rate of all EU member States.

The employment boom was reported to be strongest in the service sector, in the 2016 round 426.000 people are more worked than in the previous year. Also in the manufacturing sector and in the construction industry, the numbers increased. In contrast, in the agriculture, forestry and fishing employs 17,000 people in less than 2015, which was a decline of 2.7 percent.

in addition to the number of people with jobs, the demand for labour increased in the past year. The control index of the Federal employment Agency (BA) was reached in December with 227 points, a new all-time high. The were 21 points more than in December 2015, the BA announced – the Plus has been “very strong”. The information, firms were looking for in the services industry for new employees.


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