RTTNews - Monday, Germany's Federal Statistical Office said in a report that the total price-adjusted value of orders received by building construction and civil and underground engineering enterprises decreased 9.1% year-over-year in March, compared with a 17.5% drop in the previous month. In January, building orders were down 24.4%.

In the first quarter, construction orders dipped 16.4% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Meanwhile, average employment dropped 3% year-on-year to 676,000 persons in March.

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