|German unemployment holds steady at 6.8 percent||| Print ||
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 29 August 2013 06:41|
BERLIN (AP) — The number of people out of work Germany ticked up slightly in August but not enough to alter the unemployment rate, which remained stable at 6.8 percent.
In its last report before national elections in September, the Federal Labor Agency said Thursday that 32,000 more people were unemployed in August over July due largely to seasonal factors. Summer vacations typically account for a rise as students register as unemployed.
In comparison with many other European countries, unemployment in Germany is relatively low and that could bolster Chancellor Angela Merkel's bid for a third term in Sept. 22 parliamentary elections.
Among the 17 countries that use the euro, the rate is a record 12.1 percent. In Greece and Spain, unemployment stands at over 25 percent.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Front Page Stories
|Pemberville searches for feral cats solution
07/28/2014 | EMILY GORDON, Sentinel Staff Writer
PEMBERVILLE - Village residents say so many feral cats are gathering in backyards and behind busines [ ... ]
|Heights festival to add hip-hop|
07/28/2014 | ALEX ASPACHER, Sentinel Staff Writer
File photo. MaryAnn Gonzalez (right) and her husband David dance Saturday evening during [ ... ]