Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Tunisia’s Essebsi ‘personifies old regime’, says rival Marzouki

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Ferguson

Read more

DEBATE

After Ferguson: What's Broken in America? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

After Ferguson: What's Broken in America?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

David Nabarro, UN special envoy on Ebola

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Tunisia’s Essebsi says ready to form pluralist govt

Read more

WEB NEWS

USA: online reactions to the death of Tamir Rice

Read more

FOCUS

Working with offenders also key to ending domestic violence

Read more

ENCORE!

Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton

Read more

Employment grows faster than expected

Latest update : 2008-02-28

In February, unadjusted unemployment fell from 8.7% to 8.6% (adjusted from 8.1 to 8.0). This decrease exceeded economist's expectations.

German unemployment fell further in February on sustained business activity and because the winter remained mild, figures from the national employment agency showed on Thursday.
   
The unadjusted unemployment rate, which serves as a reference for public debate, edged down to 8.6 percent from 8.7 percent in January.
   
A total of 3.617 million people were recorded as looking for work, 42,000 fewer than one month earlier.
   
"Business demand for labour remained at a very high level," agency president Frank Weise said in a statement.
   
The improvement was also seen in seasonally adjusted figures that economists say are a better measure of the labour market.
   
There, the number of unemployed diminished by 75,000 people, exceeding a market forecast for a drop of 50,000

Date created : 2008-02-28

COMMENT(S)