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German unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent in September, helped by seasonal uptick


BERLIN — Official data show that Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in September, a decline that was expected as hiring picked up after the summer break and underlines the healthy state of Europe's biggest economy.

The Federal Labor Agency said Wednesday that the unadjusted jobless rate was down from 6.4 percent in August. It said that 2.708 million people were registered as unemployed — 88,000 fewer than the previous month and 100,000 fewer than a year earlier.

When adjusted for seasonal developments, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.4 percent for the sixth consecutive month and the number of people out of work crept up by 2,000.

Germany's healthy labor market contrasts with those in some southern European countries, where unemployment rates are far higher.

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