Germany's unemployment rate at 2.7% in May

Country's employment exceeds pre-pandemic level, official data show

Gokhan Ergocun   | 30.06.2022
Germany's unemployment rate at 2.7% in May


Germany's unemployment rate was 2.7% in May, official data revealed on Thursday.

Some 1.2 million people were unemployed in the country as of last month, down by 24.4% or 385,000 people, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said.

"Roughly 45.4 million people resident in Germany were in employment in May 2022," it added.

The employment exceeded the pre-pandemic level by over 100,000 people, according to Destatis.

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