As is usual for the season, the number of unemployed fell in November. The Federal Employment Agency reports that there is an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent in November.

The number of unemployed in Germany fell in November, as is usual for the season – albeit less sharply than in previous years. The Federal Employment Agency on Wednesday put the number of unemployed in November at 2.434 million, which is 8,000 fewer than in October but 117,000 more than a year ago. The unemployment rate is thus unchanged at 5.3 percent.