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Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

Steve Evans May 29, 2013
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BBC World Service

Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

Steve Evans May 29, 2013
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The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe’s largest economy held onto its seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 6.9 percent — lower than the majority of euro zone countries.

Are the effects of the region’s debt crisis finally starting to ripple to Germany? The BBC’s Steve Evans joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio from Berlin to discuss.

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