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JOBS IN THE REGION WITH A FUTURE

The labor market in the Ulm innovation region

The unemployment rate, which is calculated on the basis of all civilian labor force, rose slightly in the district of the Ulm Employment Agency in August 2019 for seasonal reasons by 0.3 percentage points to 2.6 percent. This is again the lowest value of all employment agency districts in Baden-Württemberg. The unemployment rate in the country is currently 3.3 percent. In the Neu-Ulm district, the unemployment rate has also risen slightly – here by 0.1 percentage points to 2.2 percent.

Broadly positioned and less prone to crisis

The medium-sized economy in the innovation region of Ulm has a broad base and is therefore less prone to crises. The region is one of the leading locations for pharmacy and biotechnology in Germany. In the area of transport and logistics, the Ulm / Neu-Ulm area is one of the largest growth regions. Other strengths lie in the areas of metal production and processing as well as in commercial vehicle and mechanical engineering.

According to an expert opinion by the chair of Professor Rürup on behalf of the Ulm Chamber of Commerce, the region will have a very high need for workers by 2020: 50,000 skilled workers and 10,000 academics will then be needed.

Growth and labor needs

According to an expert opinion by the chair of Professor Rürup on behalf of the Ulm Chamber of Commerce, the region will have a very high need for workers by 2020: 50,000 skilled workers and 10,000 academics will then be needed.