180,274 people were registered as unemployed in the capital in September, as the responsible regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency announced on Friday. That was 6279 fewer than in August and 10,161 fewer than in September of the previous year. The unemployment rate in Berlin was 8.9 percent in September, 0.3 points below the August level. Compared with the same month last year, the rate fell by 0.5 percentage points.
Unemployment rate in Berlin declines due to seasonal factors
Unemployment in Berlin fell slightly for seasonal reasons.
High hiring needs in food service, care sector and skilled trades
"The slight decline in unemployment in the region is usual for seasonal reasons," announced Carina Knie-Nürnberg, managing director of the Berlin-Brandenburg regional directorate responsible for operations. "High hiring needs continue to be in the hospitality, health and care sectors, as well as the skilled trades." A total of 4863 new vacancies were reported in September. That was just under 130 new jobs more than in the previous month.