Schwerin/Kiel (dpa/mv) - Vacation time and the consequences of the crisis - on the job market in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, there are no signs of a trend reversal after the increase in unemployment over the summer. The regional directorate north of the Federal Employment Agency announced the labor market data for August on Wednesday (10 a.m.).
In addition to seasonal reasons such as company holidays and the end of the apprenticeship year, the registration of war refugees from the Ukraine had recently caused the number of unemployed to rise in the north-east. In addition, the consequences of the corona pandemic and the sharp increase in energy prices are weighing on parts of the economy. Despite the need for skilled workers, according to the employment agency, companies often hesitate to hire new staff due to uncertain prospects.
In July, 60,700 people were registered as unemployed in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. That was 3,100 more than in June and 450 more than in July 2021. The unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, 0.2 percentage points more than in the previous year.