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German’s Employment Edges Up 0.1% Again, Still 0.9% Below Pre-Pandemic Level

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The number of people employed in Germany was nearly 45.1 million in September, a 0.1% increase from August 2021.

Source: Federal Statistical Office

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On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of people in employment in September 2021 was 0.9% lower than February 2020 before restrictions were imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.

Year-on-Year, the number of people in employment increased slightly by 0.5% in September, which was the 5th straight YOY increase.

In Q3 of 2021, the average number of people in employment was nearly 45.1 million, but the figure improved by 0.4% after seasonal adjustment.

The adjusted unemployment rate in September 2021 was 3.4%, with 1.38 million people unemployed. That was a decline of 356,000 compared with September 2020.

After adjusting for seasonal and irregular effects, the number of unemployed people stood at 1.44 million due to weather conditions.

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