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Germany manufacturing employment rises in May

Staff Writer | July 17, 2017
Germany's manufacturing employment increased in May from a year ago, data from Destatis showed Monday.
Germany's manufacturing employment
Germany   There were 5.5 million employed persons
The number of people worked in local manufacturing units rose by around 78,000 or 1.4% from prior year in May.

At the end of May, there were 5.5 million employed persons in local manufacturing units.

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