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The labor market in Berlin

Companies looking for qualified employees can tap into a deep source of well-qualified specialists in Berlin.

What we do for companies: prompt, effective, no red tape

We, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, the Berlin economic development agency, support you in the search for staff as well as in training, qualification and residence issues with these services:

  • Unique in Europe - Free support for recruitment, onboarding and personnel development from a single source - the Talent Service
  • Free publication of your job offers and your employer brand on our skilled worker portal
  • Advice on the use of national and international offers of the Federal Employment Agency and the EURES network (including Europe-wide job advertisements)
  • Support from our Network of labor market representatives
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Talent Service

We give you a comprehensive overview of the availability of skilled workers, wages, and salaries. We show you how to find the right talent, and how to retain it.

What is part of the Talent Service?

Good forecasts for the Berlin labor market

In 2022, the Berlin labor market was able to build on the success of the years before the pandemic. For more than ten years, the number of people in employment had grown uninterruptedly until that point. Berlin has the highest percentage increase of all federal states for the years 2021 and 2022. While the number of unemployed and short-time workers is falling, the number of employees subject to social insurance contributions is rising.

+4.3 % Growth rate of employees compared to previous year 2.1 % above national average 8.8 % unemployment rate annual average 3,948 € Gross per month average earnings +6.5 % compared to previous year (Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2023)

In 2022, the number of employed persons increased by 4.3 percent year-on-year to more than 2.1 million. That is approx. 70,000 more people than in 2021. The unemployment rate of 8.8 percent is 1.0 percent lower than in 2021, but 1.0 percent higher than in 2019, the year before the pandemic.

The multi-cultural metropolis of Berlin continues to attract more and more international talent: in 2022 approx. 900,000 foreign nationals lived in the capital. They make up a good 23 percent of the population. Berlin is and remains interesting for everyone: for university graduates and young professionals as well as experienced professionals.

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2023)