The number of unemployed has increased in the last month to 2,210 million. However, this is the lowest value in December since the reunification, as well as the number of unemployed for the entire year of 2018 .
The labour market has also developed at the end of last year. The number of unemployed increased, according to data of the Federal employment Agency (BA) from November to December by 23,000 to 2.21 million. The increase was, however, lower than for the December common.
This is the lowest unemployment number in December since the reunification. The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 4.9 percent. After taking into account the seasonal fluctuations the number of unemployed declined, according to BA in December in the month, compared to about 14,000.