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Germany — Temporary Employment Index up for third month in a row

01 October 2009

According to the Temporary Employment Index, which is compiled by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) on behalf of the German Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA), there are 60,000 new temporary employees in the country since May 2009.

Month-on-month growth in August 2009 was 3.7% compared to 3.4% in the previous month. In total, Germany therefore currently has 575,000 temporary employees, which accounts for 1.4% of the total workforce.

Strongest growth was noted in the East Bavaria region where temporary employment in August was up by 14% over the previous month followed by Halle/Leipzig with 9.6% growth.

BZA President, Ludger Hinsen said, "the figures show that temporary employment has fared much better than the general labour market. Our industry is becoming a motor for the labour market again, helped by increased business in the car industry and the strong services and business sectors."

"Traditionally, September is more of a stable month for our industry because people come back from their holidays and take over from temporary holiday stand-ins again."

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