The number of part-time employees rose by 2.2 percent in the second quarter, while the number of full-time employees increased by 1.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the institute for employment research (IAB) in nurnberg. "The upswing in employment is therefore not a shifting station," said IAB researcher enzo weber. The number of people in employment increased by 1.5 percent compared with the previous year’s quarter to 44.2 million.
Full-time employees worked an average of around 38 hours, while part-time employees worked around 17 hours. "The average working time in part-time jobs is now almost 100 hours a year higher than it was in 2004," said weber. The reason: today there are more regular part-time jobs, the number of those employed exclusively on a part-time basis has been declining for years.
The total number of employed persons in germany worked 14.2 billion hours in the second quarter, 0.4 percent less than in the same period of the previous year. The reason for this was the lower number of working days compared with the same quarter of the previous year, for example due to the easter holidays.