Despite the crisis caused by the Ukraine war, companies in Germany want to create jobs again.

The Ifo employment barometer rose to 102.8 points in April, after 102.1 points in March, as the Munich institute announced on Wednesday.

"The high level of uncertainty in the economy due to Russia's attack on Ukraine does not seem to have a lasting impact on personnel planning," said Ifo expert Klaus Wohlrabe.

"Employment will continue to rise in Germany." In industry, however, the employment barometer has fallen again.

In particular, energy-intensive industries want to hold back with hiring.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has massively increased energy costs.

"IT service providers are still looking for staff"

In the service sector, on the other hand, the Ifo indicator increased significantly.

"IT service providers are still looking for staff." In trade and construction, however, the willingness to hire is currently very weak.

The construction industry is faced with severe delivery bottlenecks and massively increasing prices for building materials and is preparing for short-time work.

In addition, companies report that clients are putting their projects on hold or even canceling them.

The business climate in construction calculated by the Ifo recently fell to its lowest level since May 2010 because of the Ukraine war.

The Ifo employment barometer is based on around 9,000 monthly reports from companies in manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail and the service sector.

Companies are asked to communicate their employment plans for the next three months.

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