Tuesday, Germany's Federal Statistical Office said in a report that the ILO jobless rate stood at 7.4% in February, up from 7.3% in January. A year ago, the jobless rate was 7.6%.

The number of unemployed totaled 3.18 million persons in February, larger than 3.14 million persons in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the number of persons in employment rose 31,000 or 0.1% annually to 39.812 million in February. Employment dropped by 14,000 persons compared to the previous month.

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