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In 2018, Berlin continued to lay claim to its leading position in the national development of employment. For the seventh consecutive year, Berlin's employment numbers increased more than those of all the other federal states. The number of employed persons rose by 2.5 percent compared to the previous year, reaching 2,003,400 million. This enabled Berlin to continue its road to success: Since 2006 employment in Berlin has grown faster than the German average.

Employees by economic sector

 in 1.000Change in relation to
previous year in %
Employees Berlin 20182,003.42.5
Production industry226.51.4
of which: Manufacturing industry119.81.7
Building industry86.03.5
Trade, transport, hotel/catering, information and communication537.92.3
Service providers in finance, insurance and consulting, real estate and housing454.22.7
Public and private service provider784.12.5

(Source: State Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, 2019)