Labor market: the number of people in employment is growing only slowly
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Wiesbaden (dpa) - In the spring, the number of gainfully employed in Germany has grown only slowly. In the second quarter of this year, it was around 45.2 million, one percent higher than in the previous year, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office. However, the usual spring recovery was weaker. The increase in the number of persons employed compared to the first quarter of 2019 amounted to 324,000 persons or 0.7 per cent. In the five previous years, this value had increased on average by more than 400 000 people.