Thursday, February 28, 2013 5:46 am
German unemployment steady at 7.4 percent
The Associated Press
The agency says Thursday that 18,000 more people were without a job in February over the previous month - largely due to winter seasonal factors. A total of 3.156 million people were registered as jobless.
When seasonally adjusted, the number of unemployed was down 3,000 people and the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent - also unchanged over January.
Agency head Frank-Juergen Weise says the German labor market "seems to be coping with the weak economic growth in recent months and appears to be overall robust."