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Number of persons employed in the automotive industry in Germany up for the first time since June 2019


Persons employed in manufacturing in Germany, January 2023
+1.5% on the same month a year earlier
-0.2% on the previous month

At the end of January 2023, 5.5 million people worked in local units of manufacturing with 50 or more persons employed in Germany. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of provisional results, that was about 80,500 persons or 1.5% more than in January 2022.

In the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, the number of employees increased by 0.6%; this is the first time since June 2019 that this industry has recorded an increase in the number of employees compared to the same month of the previous year.

The number of hours worked in January 2023 increased 5.0% from a year earlier, reaching 704 million – here it has to be considered, that there was one working day more than in January 2022.

The earnings amounted to 26.5 billion euros in January 2023. In the past 12 months (February 2022 to January 2023), the earnings increased by 5.7% compared to the same period last year

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