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The Federal Labour Agency released its unemployment figures for Germany on Tuesday. The number of unemployed people in Germany slid by 11,000 in May, beating expectations for a 5,000 drop, after a 16,000 decrease in April.
The unemployment rate declined to 6.1% in May from 6.2% in April. Analysts expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 6.2%.
The number of unemployed people was 1.78 million in April, down from 1.79 million in March, according to Destatis.
Destatis said that Germany's adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.2% in April.
The employment rate increased to 65.6% in April from 65.3% in March, according to Destatis.
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