German employment reaches highest level since reunification, unemployment drops to 3.7%
January 2, 2018
The increase brings employment to the highest level since the country’s reunification in 1990, and represents the sharpest rise since 2007.
The total number of those in work in Germany has been growing continuously for 12 years.
In particular, the number of employees subject to social insurance contributions increased, while the numbers of self-employed and marginally employed people fell.
Unemployment fell to 3.7 per cent of the workforce in 2017, the lowest level since reunification of Germany, according to provisional estimates.