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The number of unemployed in Germany rose to 2 billion 616 million at the beginning of the year. BA boss Nahles still talks about a “stable” labor market.

In January, the number of unemployed increased in Germany. In the first month of the year, 2.616 million people were unemployed, 162,000 more than in December and 154,000 more than in January 2022. This was announced by the Federal Employment Office in Nuremberg. Unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percentage points to 5.7 percent.

The federal agency said the increase was “conventional for the season.” CEO Andrea Nahles explained:

The labor market remained stable at the beginning of the year. However, the effects of geopolitical and economic uncertainties still continue.

Andrea Nahles, Head of the Federal Employment Agency

The demand for labor decreases slightly

The Federal Agency said that demand for workers fell slightly at the start of the year, but overall staffing needs remained stable at a relatively high level. 764,000 job registrations were made to the Federal Agency, 27,000 fewer than a year ago.

It was stated that the number of seasonally adjusted jobs reported to the institution increased by 2,000 compared to the previous month. The cut-off date for the collected labor market data was January 12.

Source: ZDF

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