The average figure of active population in Germany stood at 2018 at 44.8 million people, which represents a new occupation record in the first European economy and the highest figure since the reunification of the country in 1991.
According to the figures released today by the Federal Department of Statistics (Destatis), in 2018 there was an increase of 562,000 people active in activity compared to the previous year, which means an interannual increase of 1.3%.
This maintained the upward trend registered continuously in the last 13 years.
According to Destatis, the increase in the working population was between German citizens and immigrants, whose integration in the country's labor market compensates for the negative demographic evolution.
The active population thus stood at a higher level since 1991, after the entry into force of the Unity Treaty by which the German Democratic Republic (GDR) became extinct to join the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG).
The service sector registered the highest increase, with 1.2% compared to the previous year or a total of 384,000 more people. AND