In December last year, the number of unemployed has fallen in Germany, the lowest monthly value since 1991. As the Federal employment Agency (BA) announced in Nuremberg, were 2.21 million people out of work. Compared to the previous month, the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points. This is especially with the weather-justifiable – many companies laid off Employees, you don’t need in Winter. In comparison to the previous year, the number of unemployed decreased in December, however, to 175.000.

on a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of labour seekers. The seasonal adjusted unemployment figure was in December, at 2,261 million. Thus, approximately 14,000 men and women were less of a Job than in November – in the West, the number dropped by 9,000 in the East to 5,000. “The labour market has developed very well, although the economic upward lost trend some momentum,” said Detlef Scheele, the Chairman of the Board of the BA.

BA-in-chief Scheele highlights positive economic development

for The full year of 2018, an average of 2,340 million people without a Job and, thus, as few as since the German reunification. According to the BA, the unemployment rate fell by 0.5 per cent to 5.2 per cent. “This is also due to the positive economic development,” said Chairman of the Board, Scheele. He highlighted, in particular, the decline in long-term unemployment and progress in the labour market integration of fugitive people. What relates to money payments, received 705,000 euros persons in December of 2018, unemployment benefit, and 6,000 less than a year ago.

The number of people employed was according to the extrapolation of the Federal Statistical office in November 45,22 million people – 34,000 more than in the previous month. In comparison to the previous year, there were 483.000 employed. The increase is primarily more subject to social insurance contributions of Employees, according to the Federal Agency.

Also in the number of Vacancies, there is still high demand. So 781.000 work were in December when BA reported, 20,000 more than a year ago.