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

The number of unemployed totaled 3.28 million persons in March, larger than 3.21 million persons in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the number of persons in employment decreased 46,000 or 0.1% annually to 39.89 million in March.

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