The number of unemployed in Germany fell in February to 15,000 to 3,017,000, as the Federal Employment Agency announced in Nuremberg on Thursday. This is the lowest unemployment since February 1991. Usual had in recent years for the winter month of February, a slight increase. Overall, there were 121,000 unemployed less than a year ago. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 points to 6.9 percent.
After seasonal adjustment decreased the number of unemployed in Germany in February by around 20,000 to 2,812,000. Experts had only expected to decline by 10,000. Adjusted for seasonal influences unemployment fi gure dropped to 11,000 in West Germany back in the East they dropped by more than 8,000. ‘/ P>
The head of the Federal Employment Agency, Frank-Jürgen Weise, said: “In February, the continued positive development in the labor market. Unemployment has fallen, and employment retains its upward trend. “
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