New Numbers: Corona-the crisis pushes the merits in Germany

The gross monthly earnings of Full - time and part-time employees in Germany are due to the Corona-crisis in the spring it declined sharply for a number of year

New Numbers: Corona-the crisis pushes the merits in Germany

The gross monthly earnings of Full - time and part-time employees in Germany are due to the Corona-crisis in the spring it declined sharply for a number of years. They fell by an average of 2.2 percent for the second quarter of 2019, as the German Federal Statistical office announced on Tuesday. "The widespread use of short-time working due to the Corona pandemic had earnings of negative effects on the level and development of the gross monthly as well as the working hours."

At the same time, short-time work have a cushion of money to a loss of income for the employees for the most part. The paid weekly working hours of employees fell on average by 4.7 per cent. "The gross hourly earnings were, however, by the short-time work affected", said the statistician. They rose within a year by an average of 2.6 percent.

Hotels and travel agencies strongly

only the employer-paid earnings are earnings and any special payments such as vacation include money, or short-time working money. In July fell, according to calculations by the Ifo Institute, the number of short-time workers to 5.6 million, to approximately seven million in may.

The short-time work, as well as the contact restrictions and business closures due to the Corona pandemic met the individual sectors in the second quarter of 2020 to varying degrees. The largest declines in the gross monthly earnings were in the sectors of accommodation, with 18 per cent, manufacture of motor vehicles, with 17 percent, and in the area of travel agencies and tour operators, with 15 percent.

the primary reason for the decline in working hours, the car at 20 percent (accommodation, production of force) or 18 percent (travel industry) is lag. Also strong of a negative gross wage development-affected sectors of the economy, the aviation, the gastronomy and the retail trade.

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 17:20

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