Number of employees in manufacturing in October 2016: +0.7% year on year

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MIL OSI – Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English –

Headline: Number of employees in manufacturing in October 2016: +0.7% year on year

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WIESBADEN – At the end of October 2016, 5.4 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of provisional results, that was a rise by about 39,000 persons or 0.7% against October 2015.

The number of hours worked in October 2016 decreased 6.9% from a year earlier, reaching 680 million – here it has to be considered that the month of October 2016 had up to three working days less in some Länder.

The earnings amounted to 21.4 billion euros; that was 2.2% more than in October 2015.

Basic data and long time series are available in tables Persons employed and turnover of local units in manufacturing 42111-0002 and 42111-0004 in the GENESIS-Online database.

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