Corona-pandemic: the car manufacturer cut in half in the crisis, their working hours

thanks to the short-time working, employment has declined in the German industry, the last only slightly. The working time of a burst,however, especially in the

Corona-pandemic: the car manufacturer cut in half in the crisis, their working hours

thanks to the short-time working, employment has declined in the German industry, the last only slightly. The working time of a burst,however, especially in the case of the car manufacturers, such as the Federal Statistical office announced on Monday. The largest decline in hours worked in April due to production disruptions in the production of cars and car parts with 49 percent. In the industry as a whole, the number of working hours declined due to the Corona-crisis within a year's time by almost 17 percent. A mini-plus of 0.3 per cent was recorded only in the chemical industry.

thanks to short-time work could be – how in the financial crisis of 2008-09 – many redundancies prevented. Thus, the number of employees declined only comparatively low: at the end of April, 5.6 million people in companies of the Manufacturing sector with 50 or more employees were less engaged. This is a decrease compared to the same month last year by 105,000 or 1.8 percent. 've been in March, there had been einMinus by 1.3 percent.

The most to the decreased number of employees in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products 4.2 per cent, in the metal production and processing (-3.6 per cent), in the construction of electric equipments and metal products (the -3.0 percent), as well as in mechanical engineering (-2.8 percent). Almost unchanged, the number of employees in the case of producers of food and feed products (-0.1 percent), as well as of data processing devices, electronic and optical Products (+0.1 percent) remained.

No external impetus

Noticeably, the number of employees for the previous month has increased, however, in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical Products by 1.5 percent. At the end of April, the number of workers on short time, on the record was a high of around six million.

the Federal Economics Ministry in its monthly report released on Monday, the short-time work. They set many of the redundancies had been avoided.Nevertheless, the economic downturn, meetings and the pandemic-related restrictions on the labour market massively. "The acquisition activity takes off strongly", stated from the Ministry.

The German economy is therefore exempt only slowly from the Corona-recession. "From may constraints with the gradual easing of the Corona-the economic recovery", the Ministry said. "The further recovery process in the second half of the year, and thereafter will be slow and spread over a longer period." The foreign economic impulses for the export-dependent industries are likely to remain in view of the serious recession in many of the trading partners are "still low for a long time".

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 11:19

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