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Germany's jobless rate drops to record low as economy booms

Unemployment rate is 5.5% in Dec, while previous month's rate is revised down to the same level


GERMANY'S unemployment rate fell to a record low as the number of people out of work slid for a sixth month, reflecting a boom in Europe's largest economy that could push up wages and inflation.

The jobless rate was 5.5 per cent in December, and the previous month's rate was...

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