In Germany, fewer people work in mini-jobs and temporary contracts, said the German Federal Statistical Office’s new data presented to the German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Monday.
In 2013, the number of these so-called atypical workers decreased for the second time in a row, according to the German Federal Statistical Office.
Accordingly, the annual average number of employees who had a temporary contract, a mini or part-time job with less than 20 hours per week or a job as a temp for 2013 stood at 7.8 million, which was 85,000 fewer than in 2012.
By contrast, the total number of people employed in Germany increase by 228,000 or 0.6 percent to 41.8 million, compared to 2012.
As the German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung pointed out, what is remarkable about the new results is that almost all forms of atypical employment have decreased year on year in Germany, while the number of traditional standard employment contracts has risen strongly.
According to the data, the number of full-time normal employees in Germany grew last year by 373,000 to 24.6 million, which hit the highest value since almost two decades.
As Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said, the basis of the new data is the annual micro-census, a broad-based survey of 60,000 households across Germany.