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Data are compiled from the European Labour Force Survey.
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The data are derived from the results of the Microcensus.
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Data are compiled from the European Labour Force Survey.
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These percentages only take into account those persons for whom the duration of unemployment is known.
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Data refer to all persons aged 15 years and over, living in private and collective households, with the exception of military quarters. Conscripts on compulsory military service are included in the household they belong to.

Data from 1991 refer to Germany and prior to 1991 and the reunification, to western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)
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Data include only persons declaring usual hours worked.
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Data refer to the number of persons who, during the reference week, were in paid employment or self-employed.
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Data refer to the number of persons who, during the reference week, were without work, currently available for work, and seeking work.
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Part-time employment refers to persons who work less than 30 hours per week in their main job. Data include only persons declaring usual hours worked. The number of hours given here corresponds to the number of hours usually worked. This covers all hours including extra hours, either paid or unpaid, which the person normally works, but excludes travel time between the home and the place of work as well as the main meal breaks. Persons who usually also work at home are asked to include the number of hours they usually work at home. Apprentices, trainees and other persons in vocational training are asked to exclude time spent in school or other special training centres.
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Data refer to the shorter of the following two periods: the duration of search for work, or the length of time since last employment.
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Germany (code DEU) was created 3 October 1990 by the accession of the Democratic Republic of Germany (code DDR) to the then Federal Republic of Germany (code DEW).
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Series breaks:
In 2011, an improved questionnaire design was implemented in the Microcensus to better capture employed persons with small jobs. Therefore, some series are not stricly comparable between the years 2010 and 2011.  

From 2010, weights are based on 2011 Census.

From 2005 onwards the Microcensus is carried out as a continuous survey with modified data collection and estimation procedures. This leads to a break in series.

Data from 1991 refer to Germany and prior to 1991 and the reunification, to western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)

From 1984, annual average figures are consistent in terms of methodology and contents with the results of the annual European Labour Force Survey based on the national Microcensus. Prior to 1984, annual data for the labour force are averages of monthly and annual estimates supplied by German authorities. 

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Series breaks: From 1991 onwards data for unified Germany are available
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Data broken down by activity in ISIC Rev. 2 and Rev. 3 (civilian employment and employees) have not been revised nor updated due to the introduction of ISIC Rev. 4.

GermanyName of collection/source
Data are compiled from the European Labour Force Survey.
The data are derived from the results of the Microcensus.
Data are compiled from the European Labour Force Survey.
Item coverage
These percentages only take into account those persons for whom the duration of unemployment is known.
Population coverage

Data refer to all persons aged 15 years and over, living in private and collective households, with the exception of military quarters. Conscripts on compulsory military service are included in the household they belong to.

Data from 1991 refer to Germany and prior to 1991 and the reunification, to western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)
Data include only persons declaring usual hours worked.
Key statistical concept
Data refer to the number of persons who, during the reference week, were in paid employment or self-employed.
Data refer to the number of persons who, during the reference week, were without work, currently available for work, and seeking work.
Part-time employment refers to persons who work less than 30 hours per week in their main job. Data include only persons declaring usual hours worked. The number of hours given here corresponds to the number of hours usually worked. This covers all hours including extra hours, either paid or unpaid, which the person normally works, but excludes travel time between the home and the place of work as well as the main meal breaks. Persons who usually also work at home are asked to include the number of hours they usually work at home. Apprentices, trainees and other persons in vocational training are asked to exclude time spent in school or other special training centres.
Data refer to the shorter of the following two periods: the duration of search for work, or the length of time since last employment.
Quality comments
Series breaks:
In 2011, an improved questionnaire design was implemented in the Microcensus to better capture employed persons with small jobs. Therefore, some series are not stricly comparable between the years 2010 and 2011.  

From 2010, weights are based on 2011 Census.

From 2005 onwards the Microcensus is carried out as a continuous survey with modified data collection and estimation procedures. This leads to a break in series.

Data from 1991 refer to Germany and prior to 1991 and the reunification, to western Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)

From 1984, annual average figures are consistent in terms of methodology and contents with the results of the annual European Labour Force Survey based on the national Microcensus. Prior to 1984, annual data for the labour force are averages of monthly and annual estimates supplied by German authorities. 

Series breaks: From 1991 onwards data for unified Germany are available

Data broken down by activity in ISIC Rev. 2 and Rev. 3 (civilian employment and employees) have not been revised nor updated due to the introduction of ISIC Rev. 4.

GermanyOther comments
Germany (code DEU) was created 3 October 1990 by the accession of the Democratic Republic of Germany (code DDR) to the then Federal Republic of Germany (code DEW).