Fewer jobs in German industry

The German statistical office announced on Monday.

This was a good 78,000 or 1.4 percent less than a year earlier. The decline in June 2019 and thus to the pre-crisis level is even more pronounced at 213,000 or 3.8 percent. From May to June, however, the number of employees rose slightly by 0.1 percent. The statisticians emphasized that short-time workers count as employees and that changes are not reflected in employment here.