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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 all matters relating to the topic of “personnel”: from personnel marketing to personnel recruitment and onboarding, including legal residence issues, to education, qualification and training.

  • Free, neutral advice and support on all HR topics from a single source: our Talent Service
  • Free publication of your job offers and presentation of your employer brand on our skilled worker portal
  • Neutral and needs-based advice on further training, reskilling and upskilling measures and personnel development in your company – with our partner network www.weiterbildung.berlin
  • Advice on the use of national and international services offered by the Federal Employment Agency and the EURES network (including Europe-wide job advertisements, global recruitment projects)
  • Support from our close-knit network of labor market stakeholders
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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.

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Good forecasts for the Berlin labor market

In 2023, the Berlin labor market was able to build on the success of the years before the pandemic. With 2.19 million people in employment, Berlin recorded the second strongest percentage increase of all federal states with a rise of 1.6 percent. Although the number of unemployed is rising slightly, the number of employees subject to social security contributions is also rising to a new record high of 1.69 million.

+1.6 % Growth rate of employees compared to previous year 0.9 % above national average 9.1 % unemployment rate annual average 4,634 € Gross per month average earnings +5.8 % compared to previous year (Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2024)

In 2023, the number of people in employment increased by 1.6 percent compared with the previous year to more than 2.19 million. That is approx. 34,000 more people than in 2022. The number of unemployed rose to an average of 187,000 compared to the previous year, bringing the unemployment rate to 9.1 percent (0.3 percentage points higher than 2022).

The multi-cultural metropolis of Berlin continues to attract more and more international talent: in 2023 approx. 950,000 foreign nationals lived in the capital. They make up 24.4 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, 2024)