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The workforce potential in Berlin


Berlin is Germany's biggest labor market

(Source: Berlin Brandenburg Statistics Office, 2021 - numbers rounded for 2020)Berlin labor marketBerlin residents3.7 Mio.Catchment area capital region6 Mio.Students200,000(about 30,000 graduate annually)37% of the populationis between 20-45 years oldwith an average ageof 42.7 years.Of the142,900 new residents58% came from abroad.20% foreign residents from over190 nationslive and work in Berlin.More than21% of the studentsat Berlin's universitiescome from abroad,most of them from China, Russiaand the USA.

The labor market benefits from the advantages of a commuting belt with almost 6.2 million inhabitants in the entire capital region. The attractiveness of Berlin attracts nationally an internationally well-trained workers. Of the more than 2 million people in employment, approx. 1.6 million are employees subject to social insurance contributions. With over 730,000 foreign residents and an average age of the population of 42.7 years, Berlin is a cosmopolitan and young city.

Why Berlin?

„'Talent' is the key word here. Each year, FinLeap receives more than 10,000 applications from highly qualified individuals. This access to talent is the key success factor in the building of any company.“

Chris Bartz
Chris BartzCEO & Co-Founder of Elinvar

People from more than 190 nations live in Berlin

IHK Fachkräftemonitor

The Fachkräftemonitor (in German) provides information about current developments on the Berlin skilled workers market.

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Demographic calculator 2035

Determine age structures and replacement needs for your company with the free demographic calculator (in German) from the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

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