Amid soaring unemployment in some European countries and warnings of tough times ahead, Germany's latest job figures look good.
The rate of female workers in Germany has risen significantly over the past decade, the statistics office has said. Female employment is way above the EU average, but this applies above all to the low-wage sector.
Germany’s leading economic research institutes have forecast a strong rise in growth for the country’s economy, driven by robust domestic consumption. The upswing, however, is facing headwinds from government policies.
In Germany the number of vacant jobs has surged past 1 million, the latest data show, indicating the economy is gaining strength. Rising labor demand, however, seems set to worsen the country’s skills shortage again.
The number of jobless Germans has slightly increased, inching up by about 2,000 people in February. The figure is better than usual for the month as an economic recovery supports the already robust German jobs market.
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