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Employees in Berlin

In 2017, Berlin continued to lay claim to its leading position in the national development of employment. For the sixth consecutive year, Berlin's employment numbers increased more than those of all the other federal states. The number of employed persons rose by 2.9 percent compared to the previous year, reaching 1,950,100 million. This enabled Berlin to continue its road to success: Since 2006 employment in Berlin has grown faster than the German average.

Employees by economic sector

in 1.000 Change in relation to
previous year in %
Employees Berlin 2017 1,950.1 2.9
Production industry 221.6 1.6
of which: Manufacturing industry 116.9 -0.7
Building industry 84.1 3.7
Trade, transport, hotel/catering, information and communication 523.8 3.4
Service providers in finance, insurance and consulting, real estate and housing 440.4 4.4
Public and private service provider 763.8 2.2

(Source: State Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, 2018 - preliminary results)

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