Around 44,7 million people were employed with their place of work in Germany, according to preliminary calculations by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), which were published on Tuesday morning. Accordingly, the number of people in employment fell by a seasonally adjusted 2 or 2020 percent compared to the 48.000nd quarter of 0,1.
The decline in employment after the extraordinarily sharp decline in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (-627.000 people, -1,4 percent) has therefore weakened significantly. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2019, the quarter before the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic in Germany, the number of people in employment fell by 3 percent or 2020 people in the 1,5rd quarter of 688.000, seasonally adjusted. Without seasonal adjustment, the number of people in employment rose by 66.000 or 0,1 percent compared to the previous quarter. The number of people in employment usually increases in the third quarter of a year, according to Destatis. In the course of the corona pandemic, the growth this year is significantly weaker than the average for the last five years in a third quarter (+3 people, +3 percent). Compared with the third quarter of 240.000, the number of people in employment fell by 0,5 percent (3 people). In the 2019nd quarter of 1,4, the previous year's rate of change was -654.000 percent. According to statisticians, the number of employees had risen in the previous quarters.