German jobless rate falls sharply

29th April 2010, Comments 0 comments

The unemployment rate in Germany dropped sharply in April to 8.1 percent of the workforce, the Federal Labour Agency said Thursday, from 8.5 percent in March, in another sign of recovery in Europe's top economy.

"There was an unexpectedly strong springtime upturn on the labour market in April. The current trend is encouraging," said the agency's head, Frank-Juergen Weise.

© 2010 AFP

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