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Our figure of the month 04/2016: Industry create jobs

In average, each directly employed person in the industry sector produces 1.2 jobs in other sectors of the economy. This is the result of an analysis of the GWS mbH that is based on the latest input output table of Germany. It confirms…

Estimating long-term immigration to Germany

The team of Economic and Social Affairs has tried to find a way to improve the estimation of long-term immigration to Germany. The new modelling aproach considers immigration differentiated by countries, age and sex and includes different…

Our figure of the month 03/2016: Minijobs are declining

During the last five years the number of people who were exclusively marginally paid stayed at a constant level of 4.9 million. In the same period, the total number of employees who are subject to social security deductions rose by…

Energy efficiency creates jobs

An EU-funded long-term project to promote energy efficiency in the countries at the southern and eastern Mediterranean, the GWS examined employment effects of the Israeli energy efficiency plan. About 5600 people are employed in this…

Our figure of the month 02/2016: Immigration will decrease in the long run

The balance of migration (number of persons immigrating to Germany less number of persons emigrating from Germany) is the most flexible factor in the determination of population development. The current wave of refugees is increasing the…

8th Input-Output Workshop in Osnabrück, Germany, 31 March - 1 April 2016

The GWS hosts for the second time the German-language Input-Output-Workshop. The biannual workshop takes place in the University of Osnabrück, on 31 March - 1 April 2016. The workshop provides the opportunity for researchers and…

Our figure of the month 01/2016: Germany economy grows by rates between 1.75[nbsp]% and 2[nbsp]% in 2016

From the start of 2016, GWS mbH is publishing its own forecast for the German gross domestic product (GDP).
Growth rates of real GDP are expected to range between 1.75 % and 2.00 % in 2016, confirming the robust German economic condition.
A…

Our figure of the month for New Year's Eve 2015: 4 trillion bubbles until New Year's Eve

Like every year, many bubbles are going to burst at New Year’s Eve. This is, however, not a reason to worry but a source of joy. Opening a bottle of (0.75 ltr.) sparkling wine results in the rise of about one million carbon dioxide…

Our figure of the month for Christmas 2015: Highest number of companies for Christmas trees in Lower Saxony

More than one third of all X-mas tree nurseries are located in Lower Saxony (NI). The biggest producers in terms of plantation size (ha/company) can be found in North Rhine-Westphalia (NW). A large number of companies are also situated…

Final Gretchen Flyer published

As a final result of the Gretchen project, which has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within its funding priority "Economics of Climate Change", a double-sided flyer was published. It lists key lessons…

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