Germany Manufacturing Employment on rise in May 2017

BERLIN (Alliance News) – Germany’s manufacturing employment increased in May 2017 from a year ago, data from Destatis showed Monday.

The number of people that have worked in local manufacturing units rose by around 78,000 or 1.4 percent compering the period of May 2016. At the end of May 2017, there were 5.5 million employed persons in local manufacturing units.

The number of hours worked in May climbed 10.7 percent from a year earlier, reaching 721 million. The earnings totaled EUR 24.7 billion, which was 3.1 percent more than in May 2016.

Source: Interactive Investor, DESTATIS