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The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is a city-state which forms one of the federal states of Germany. Its population of more than 1.86 million makes it the second-largest city in Germany.

In December 2017, the unemployment rate in Hamburg was 6.5%, the national rate being 5.3%. For a city-state, Hamburg has a comparatively low unemployment rate; the rate for this federal state is therefore the seventh-highest in Germany.

In June 2017, a total of 952 959 people were employed in jobs subject to social security deductions. This represented a year-on-year increase of 2.0% in the number of people employed in jobs subject to social security deductions.

The main sources of employment in the middle of 2017 included:

  • Office and secretarial work
  • Business organisation and strategy
  • Warehouse management, post, delivery and goods handling

In percentage terms, the strongest jobs growth between June 2016 and June 2017 was recorded in the following sectors:

  • Education (+6.0%)
  • Hotels and catering (+4.5%)
  • Construction (+4.5%)

Between June 2016 and June 2017, there was a fall in the number of jobs in the mining, energy and water supply, waste management, and financial and insurance services sectors.


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