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    02.02.2016 10:20 Number of unemployed people in Germany declines by 20,000 in January

    The Federal Labour Agency released its unemployment figures for Germany on Tuesday. The number of unemployed people in Germany fell by 20,000 in January, exceeding expectations for a 7,000 decline, after a 16,000 decrease in December. December's figure was revised up from a 13,000 decline.


    The unemployment rate declined to 6.2% in January from 6.3% in December. Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 6.3%.


    The number of unemployed people was 1.91 million in December, according to Destatis.


    Destatis said that Germany's adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5% in December.


    The employment rate fell to 65.6% in December from 65.9% in November, according to Destatis.

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