How does the Corona crisis affect unemployment in Bavaria?
The regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency presented new figures in Nuremberg.
Nuremberg - The Corona crisis * has changed life in Bavaria significantly.
Not only through mask requirements and contact restrictions.
The lockdown *, the associated closings of shops and restaurants and new home office regulations have also changed the work situation for many citizens.
Quite a few people have also lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.
Companies had to file for bankruptcy.
The latest figures now show how much the crisis has affected unemployment.
The regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency presented the Bavarian unemployment figures for February this Tuesday (March 2nd) in Nuremberg *.
Nuremberg: Federal agency presents new unemployment figures - managing director provides explanation for quota
First of all: There was practically no change in unemployment in Bavaria in February.
The rate remained at 4.2 percent, as the regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg * announced.
The number of unemployed was 316,632.
Compared to the same month last year, however, unemployment has increased significantly: In February 2020, the rate - still unaffected by Corona - was 3.2 percent.
“In February fewer people lost their jobs and became unemployed as a result than a year ago.
At the same time, however, fewer unemployed people were able to find work, ”said the chairman of the management of the regional directorate, Ralf Holtzwart, according to
As a result, the slight fall in unemployment typical of February was much smaller this year than it was a year ago.
"In view of the ongoing restrictions to contain the pandemic, the labor market in Bavaria is relatively robust," said Holtzwart.
“However, the trend in unemployment should not hide the fact that the situation is tense.
The state subsidies cushion the stronger effects. "
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Insolvencies in Bavaria: number of applications from companies low - but other insolvency applications are increasing
There is also news regarding the number of corporate bankruptcies in Bavaria.
According to the
low despite the Corona crisis *.
In January 2021, 138 Bavarian companies filed for bankruptcy in the courts, and in December there were 168, said the Bavarian State Office for Statistics in Fürth.
Between March and September 2020, the obligation to file for bankruptcy was suspended in order to mitigate the economic consequences of the corona crisis.
In September, the number of corporate bankruptcies in the Free State reached its lowest level at 121, according to statisticians' data.
The number of other insolvency applications - for example from private individuals or formerly self-employed - has been increasing steadily since October 2020, as the state office further announced.
In September 2020, their number had reached its low of 230, in January 2021 it was 721. However, that is still one percent less than in the same month last year.
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