Die Zahl der zahlungsunfähigen Firmen in Deutschland sinkt seit mehreren Jahren. Gleichzeitig werden jedoch auch weniger Firmen gegründet.
The number of corporate insolvencies in Germany has been falling for the past 16 years, interrupted only briefly by the fallout from the global financial market and economic crisis of 2008/2009.
In 2015 labour costs in western German manufacturing industry were 40.90 euros per employee-hour, putting the region sixth out of a total of 44 countries in the IW labour cost comparison. Its labour costs are almost a quarter higher than the average for highly industrialised nations.
Structural change and economic growth
Structural change is pervasive and affects economies worldwide – some for the worse, many for the better. In order to reap the benefits promised by structural change, many countries have tried to strengthen their service sectors. A new study presented by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) shows: They are playing their cards wrong.
Heading for Industry 4.0?
First Impressions from the IW Human Resources Panel
In 2014 labour costs per full-time employee in manufacturing industry increased in western and eastern Germany by 2.4 per cent and 4.1 per cent respectively, making cost dynamics in both parts of...
A growth engine in the global economy
In 2013 labour costs in western German manufacturing were running at 38.77 euros per employee hour. This puts western Germany in sixth place among the 44 countries covered by the IW Labour Costs...
In 2013 labour costs per full-time employee in manufacturing (including energy and con-struction) increased by 1.8 per cent in western Germany and by 0.9 per cent in the east of the country,...
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