Germany

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 9,5% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

82 630 656  
40 566 696  
49%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

2.3%  
26.7%  
71%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: No legally mandated national minimum wage

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 15.4 euros by  hour (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 38 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Federal Ministry of Economics & Labour

- Germany Labour Law Profile

- Confederation of German Employers' Associations


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