Economic development

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Berlin’s economy continues to expand, and numerous new jobs are being created.

Berlin can be pleased with rapid economic growth. Both the increase in gross domestic product and the number of people in work are above the national average.

In 2023, gross domestic product grew by 1.6 percent year-on-year in price-adjusted terms (2022: 4.9 percent). This means that Berlin has the third-highest growth rate in a nationwide comparison.

The number of employed persons also increased by 1.6 percent year-on-year in 2023. This puts Berlin in second place nationwide. The nationwide average was +0.7 percent.

(Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg, 2024)

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The Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises regularly releases reports about the growth and structure of Berlin’s economy.

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