German Unemployment Extends Drop in Sign of Robust Economy

  • Number of jobless fell for seventh straight month in April
  • Unemployment rate remains at record low level of 6.2%

The number of people out of work fell by a seasonally adjusted 16,000 to 2.706 million in April, data from the Federal Labor Agency in Nuremberg showed on Thursday.

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German joblessness extended its decline, underscoring the strength of the labor market as Europe’s largest economy seeks to absorb a wave of refugees.

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