The Boom in the labour market has brought to Germany last year, a record for the number of the employed. In the year, an average of approximately 44.8 million people had a Job in Germany, the Federal Statistical office, according to preliminary calculations, new York. Basic to both increase the labour force participation of the domestic population as well as the immigration of foreign workers. These developments offset negative demographic effects, so that in 2018, the highest number of employed since the was again achieved unification in 1991.

Compared with 2017, the employment increased by 562.000 persons or 1.3 per cent. “Overall, the sat now for 13 years, continued acquisition continued increase in activity,” wrote the statisticians.

most of The new jobs, which were occupied in 2018, there was a Plus of of 384,000 (1.2 percent) in the service area. The biggest absolute share of the Public service providers, as well as in the areas of education and health, with an increase of 190,000 persons in employment (1.7 percent). In the manufacturing sector, the increase of 1.7 percent was also above average (plus 139.000-employed persons); in the construction sector, the increase amounted to 1.5 per cent (plus a 37,000-employed).

The number of self-employed fell by 2018. She went back a year on average to 4.22 million (minus 1.8 percent). Less the self-employed had given it to 4.12 million last year, 2003.

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Leading institutes expect in the new year with a continuing upward trend, even if the economy is likely to be growth not quite as strong. The Ifo Institute forecasts for 2019 with a growth in gross domestic product of 1.1 percent, after it should have passed in 2018 to around 1.5 percent. In 2016 and 2017, growth rate at 2.2 percent.

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