German unemployment falls in June

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Container ship of German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd
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The German economy relies on its exports

German unemployment fell in June, as its export industries continued to be helped by a healthier global economy.

The unemployment rate in Germany fell to 7.5% in June from 7.7% in May, the Federal Labour Office said.

The number of people registered as jobless was down 88,000 compared with last month, falling to 3.153 million.

Analysts expect unemployment to continue to fall this year but warned that the jobless total would not fall below the 3 million level.

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