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Summary

Skills shortages exist in the electrical industry, mechanical and plant engineering sector, and the health and care sector.

Key facts:

  • Germany’s employment rate was 77.1% in 2013 – in line with both the national 2020 target of 77% and the EU-28 2020 target of 75%.
  • In the short run, Germany’s employment is forecasted to continue to increase.
  • Growth sectors include healthcare, scientific and technical services and other business services.
  • Despite demographic change, Germany’s employment is forecasted to decrease only slightly in the long run due to immigration.
  • Skills shortages exist in the electrical industry, mechanical and plant engineering sector, and the health and care sector.

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