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Thuringia - DEG0

EU regions: Germany > THÜRINGEN > Thuringia


map of Thuringia DEG0
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indicatorperiodvalue
long term unemployment20191.6
share of long term unemployed201942
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202089
unemployment rate20213.3
employment rate202177.8
number of inhabitants20212 120 237
population density2019132.4
percentage of part time workers, men20219.99
percentage of part time workers, women202140.21
life long learning participation20216.3
youth unemployment rate20197.7
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education200811
NEET20195.7
old-age dependency ratio202144.2
gender gap in employment rate202194.74
gender gap in unemployment rate201982.93

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Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Thuringia

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid DEG0 1996 Thuringia, population pyramid of Thuringia demographic pyramid DEG0 Thuringia

From wikipedia:

Thuringia (German: Thüringen) (German pronunciation: [ˈtyːʁɪŋən] (listen)), officially the Free State of Thuringia (English: ; German: Freistaat Thüringen, pronounced [ˈfʁaɪʃtaːt ˈtyːʁɪŋən]), is a state of Germany.

Thuringia is located in central Germany covering an area of 16,171 square kilometres (6,244 sq mi) and a population of 2.15 million inhabitants, making it the sixth smallest German state by area and the fifth smallest by population. Erfurt is the state capital and largest city, while other major cities include Jena, Gera, and Weimar. Thuringia is surrounded by the states of Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony.

Most of Thuringia is within the watershed of the Saale, a left tributary of the Elbe, and has been known as „the green heart of Germany" (das grüne Herz Deutschlands) from the late 19th century due to the dense forest covering the land. Thuringia is home to the Rennsteig, Germany's most well-known hiking trail, and the winter resort of Oberhof, making it a well-known winter sports destination with half of Germany's 136 Winter Olympic gold medals won through 2014 having been won by Thuringian athletes. Thuringia is also home to prominent German intellectuals and creative artists, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Friedrich Schiller, and is location of the University of Jena, the Ilmenau University of Technology, the University of Erfurt, and the Bauhaus University of Weimar.

Thuringia was established in 1920 as a state of the Weimar Republic from a merger of the Ernestine duchies, except for Saxe-Coburg, but can trace its origins to the Frankish Duchy of Thuringia established around 631 AD by King Dagobert I. After World War II, Thuringia came under the Soviet occupation zone in Allied-occupied Germany, and its borders altered to become contiguous. Thuringia became part of the German Democratic Republic in 1949, but was dissolved in 1952 during administrative reforms, and its territory divided into the districts of Erfurt, Suhl and Gera. Thuringia was re-established in 1990 following German reunification, with slightly different borders, and became one of the Federal Republic of Germany's new states.

other: THÜRINGEN, Thuringia

neighbours: Brunswick Government Region, Saxony-Anhalt, Leipzig Government Region, Lower Franconia, Kassel Government Region, Chemnitz Government Region, Upper Franconia

subregions: Erfurt, Gera, Jena, Suhl, Weimar, Eichsfeld, Nordhausen, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Kyffhäuserkreis, Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Gotha, Landkreis Sömmerda, Landkreis Hildburghausen, Ilm-Kreis, Weimarer Land, Sonneberg, Landkreis Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Greiz, Altenburger Land, Eisenach, Wartburgkreis

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Thuringia - DEG0, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/DEG0


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Current statistics

May 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 188886, of which 85552 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.0 % (3.2 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.5 % (13.9 %), Revúca 20.8 % (13.5 %), Kežmarok 18.5 % (9.8 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.8 %, Trenčín 2.9 %, Ilava 3.1 %, Bratislava I 3.3 %, Nitra 3.3 %