Number of employees in manufacturing in May 2017: +1.4% year on year

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

Headline: Number of employees in manufacturing in May 2017: +1.4% year on year

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WIESBADEN – At the end of May 2017, 5.5 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 78,000 persons or 1.4% against May 2016. 

The number of hours worked in May 2017 increased 10.7% from a year earlier, reaching 721 million – here it has to be considered that the month of May 2017 had up to two working days more in some Länder. 

The earnings amounted to 24.7 billion euros; that was 3.1% more than in May 2016.

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.

For further information:Ulrich Prautsch,tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 28 07,contact form
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