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German unemployment inches up in September
[BERLIN] German unemployment inched up on a seasonally-adjusted basis in September, but the unemployment rate remained at a post-reunification low of 6.4 per cent, in a positive sign for consumer spending in Europe's largest economy.
The Federal Labour Office reported on Wednesday that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment total rose by 2,000 to 2.795 million. That compared with the Reuters consensus forecast for a drop of 5,000.
The unadjusted unemployment total fell however to 2.708 million, the lowest level since 1991, the Office said.