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Temporary employment in Germany has gone up for the fourth consecutive time. According to the latest figures released by the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA), temporary employment has increased by 2.2% between the months of August and September 2009.
The Temporary Employment Index, which is published eight times a year by the Institute of the German Economy (IW), on behalf of BZA, shows that temporary employment has increased from 517,000 individuals in May 2009 to 588,000 in September 2009.
The largest growth rate were recorded in the federal states of Saarland (+10.5%), Thuringia (+5.5%) and Saxony-Anhalt (+5%). All temporary employment in September 2009 accounted for 1.4% of overall employment in Germany.
BZA President, Ludger Hinsen commented " the Temporary Employment Index has been indicating first signs of an economic revival since the start of the year. The monthly increase of 2.2% in September might be slightly less than in previous months but it is very unusual for a September.â€?
"Over the last 15 years temporary employment was usually down by 0.7% in September because permanent employees are back from their holidays and the temporary stand-ins for the month of August lose their jobs in that month."
"The car industry and new energies were the sectors with strong demand for temporary employees this September. On top of that, the services and business administration sectors were strong hirers of temporary workers.