Minimum Wages in Germany increased to 9.19 EUR/Hour in 2019 from 8.84 EUR/Hour in 2018. Minimum Wages in Germany averaged 8.77 EUR/Hour from 2015 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.19 EUR/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 8.50 EUR/Hour in 2016.

Minimum Wages in Germany is expected to be 9.19 EUR/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Gross Minimum Wages is projected to trend around 9.50 EUR/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.20 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 45041.00 45007.00 45041.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2301.12 2372.70 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -7.00 -20.00 264.00 -96.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.40 6.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.70 15.90 5.60 percent [+]
Productivity 99.80 99.50 106.00 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.62 115.29 115.62 78.67 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 797.46 783.96 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3899.00 3875.00 3899.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 115.00 115.00 186.40 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.40 1.50 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 9.19 8.84 9.19 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.85 82.52 82.85 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.58 65.50 65.58 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.58 65.50 65.58 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.50 60.90 61.70 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1240.00 1210.00 1240.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2050.00 2100.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3550.00 3550.00 3550.00 3400.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 10920.00 10897.10 10992.70 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.20 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 76.30 75.40 76.30 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29971.90 29382.30 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]


Germany Gross Minimum Wages

Generally, this minimum wage will be applicable in all branches of activity and all regions. However, several exceptions have been specified for a transitional period until 31 December 2016. Young people aged under 18 and apprentices are permanently exempted from minimum wage regulations. In addition, the minimum wage does not apply to people who do a compulsory internship or voluntary internship of up to three months during their education/training or studies. Neither does it apply to long-term unemployed people during the first six months of employment. This page provides - Germany Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Gross Minimum Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.19 8.84 9.19 8.50 2015 - 2019 EUR/Hour Yearly




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Argentina 11900.00 Apr/19
Australia 719.20 Jul/18
Brazil 998.00 Apr/19
Canada 14.00 Dec/19
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Germany 9.19 Jan/19
Indonesia 3.94 Jan/19
Japan 874.00 Oct/18
Mexico 102.68 Mar/19
Netherlands 1615.80 Jun/19
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 8350.00 Dec/19
Spain 1050.00 Jun/19
Turkey 2558.40 Dec/19
United Kingdom 8.21 Apr/19
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