The number of unemployed falls by 114,000 in September

Released on 30.09. 2021

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The situation on the labor market continues to improve. There is also relaxation with short-time work.

Nuremberg (dpa) – The number of unemployed in Germany rose to 2 in September thanks to an autumn recovery. 382. 000 decreased.

These are 114.000 less than in August and 209.000 fewer as in September 2020, announced the Federal Employment Agency on Thursday in Nuremberg. The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 points to 5.4 percent.

This does not quite match the level from before the Corona crisis. In September 2019 the unemployment rate nationwide was 4.9 percent. In September 2020 it was 6.2 percent. Seasonally adjusted, the number of unemployed in September is 30. 000 went down, the federal agency further announced. The September statistics included data up to 13.

In September, a trend continued on the German labor market that was already observed in the summer months of July and August: The end of the corona lockdown leads to partly seasonal stimulation effects. The number of reported vacancies increased again in September – to 799. 000, these are 209. 000 more than a year ago.

The Federal Agency also reports relaxation with regard to short-time work. From 1st to 26. September are ads for short-time work from 70. 000 people received. Data on how much short-time work was actually used is available to the Federal Agency by July. This month be for 927. 000 People were paid short-time work benefits. At the peak of the corona pandemic in April 2020 there were almost six million people.

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