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25. INFORUM World Conference (28. August–1. September 2017, Riga (Latvia((

Doris Bünemann, Anett Großmann and Frank Hohmann participated in the 25. INFORUM World Conference in Riga (Latvia). Doris Bünemann presented results from a recent modeling study „Company demographics in Germany. Development of companies -…

Company demographics: Update 2017 with special analyses of selected business sectors and forecasts until 2020

The analysis of the change in the number of companies from 2006–2014 shows that the largest reduction has taken place in the trade section, followed by the manufacturing and the accommodation and food service sections. The highest…

Our figure of the month 09/2017: Continuous increase in backlog in construction

Full order books, increasing turnovers and optimistic business prospects: Current state of the construction industry appears to be highly favorable. However, there is a trend suggesting that supply and demand are increasingly deviating…

Our figure of the month 08/2017: Intermediate input in upswing – is this the end of wait-and-see position in investment?

Intermediate inputs are products that are predominantly used, processed and/or transformed in production processes. Metal, wood, chemical raw materials, rubber and plastic, paper and cardboard as well as electronic assembly parts belong…

Our figure of the month 07/2017: Still on your way or already working?

Commuting to the workplace is part of everyday life in society for more and more working people. According to the BBSR, the proportion of employees commuting across municipal boundaries increased in Germany from 53% in 2000 to 60% in…

Our figure of the month 06/2017: How “bad” are the Germans really?

“The Germans are bad, very bad”. This is how THE SPIEGEL cited Donald Trump, current US president, at the EU-summit in Brussel. Trump especially disliked the large number of German cars sold in the US.

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Our figure of the month 05/2017: The acquisition of property has become increasingly expensive over the last six years

The purchase price for apartments in Germany has dynamically risen over the past six years and has further decoupled from wage developments. This means that a person with an average income has to spend more than his three-year annual…

Modelling reallocation processes in long-term labour market projections

Long-term labour market projections are a popular tool for assessing future skill needs and the possibility of skill shortages. It is often noted that reallocation processes in the German labour market are hindered due to its strong…

Wind energy jobs in the federal states

On behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), VDMA Power Systems and the Offshore Wind Industry Alliance (OWIA), GWS has analyzed regional employment from wind energy in the 16 German federal states. Contrary to the popular view…

Our figure of the month 04/2017: High number of private owners of photovoltaic installations affect total number of the energy supply firms considerably

The number of newly founded companies in the energy section without any employees (who pay social insurance contributions (essc)) amounts to approx. 95%.

The total number of companies within the energy supply section more than doubled…

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