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German unemployment holds at 6.1%

dpadpa 31/08/2016

Germany's unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.1 per cent.

German unemployment has held at a record low of 6.1 per cent in August after the Federal Labour Agency reported a bigger-than-forecast fall in jobless queues last month.

The numbers out of work in seasonally adjusted terms in Europe's biggest economy fell by 7000 to 2.675 million, the Federal Labour Agency said on Wednesday.

The unemployment rate remains at its lowest level since German reunification in October 1990.

"The labour market as a whole has developed positively," said Labour Agency chief Frank-Juergen Weise. "Labour market demand ... remains high."

In seasonally unadjusted terms, the numbers out of work rose 23,000 to 2.684 million, the labour agency said.

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