Germany: employment rises to record levels in 2019

The German statistics office stated that employment in the country rose to record levels in 2019, as the numbers of those joining

the labor market increased recently and migration increased for foreign workers.

The number of modern jobs increased by 402,000, or 0.9%, to 45.3 million despite weak economic growth last year.

The number increased by 1.4% in the previous year.

The service sectors recorded the highest annual increase of 319,000.

The number of incumbents in the manufacturing sector increased by 59,000.

And the number of workers in the construction sector increased by 36,000.