Number of unemployed rises to 2.616 million

Employment Agency

In December, the number of unemployed in Germany rose to 2.454 million for seasonal reasons.

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Nuremberg The number of unemployed rose in Germany in January. In the first month of the year, 2.616 million people were unemployed, 162,000 more than in December and 154,000 more than in January 2022. The Federal Employment Agency (BA) announced this on Tuesday in Nuremberg. The unemployment rate climbed 0.3 points to 5.7 percent.

The increase is “usual for the season,” said the BA. “The labor market remained stable at the beginning of the year. However, the effects of the geopolitical and economic uncertainties can still be seen,” said the Federal Agency’s CEO, Andrea Nahles.

At the beginning of the year, the demand for workers had dropped slightly, the BA said. Overall, however, the need for personnel is stable at a comparatively high level. There were 764,000 jobs registered with the Federal Agency, 27,000 fewer than a year ago.

Seasonally adjusted, the number of jobs reported to the agency increased by 2000 compared to the previous month, it said. The cut-off date for the labor market data collected was January 12th.

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