FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The German labour market is showing steady symptoms of good health, as the unemployment decreased by 89.000 persons for the sixth consecutive month, according to the German employment agency.

The unemployment rate stands now at 8.1%, down from the 8.3% in the previous month. January's decrease follows a 80,000 drop on unemployment posted in December, revised from the initially estimated 78,000 decrease.