This table includes additional information to the above visualized indicators, i.e. a short definition of this indicator and a description of the politically determined target values as well as explaining the political intention behind selecting this indicator.
The indicators specify the proportion of persons in employment aged between 20 and 64 years (8.5.a) and aged between 60 and 64 years (8.5.b), measured in each case as a share of the total population of the same age group.
|Target and intention||
Due to demographic changes, there could be a shortage of professionals in Germany in the long run. At the same time, the social security system is threatened by an increasing shortage of funds. The available labour force potential must therefore be more effectively utilised in the future. The employment rate, that is, the share of persons in employment in the working-age population (20 to 64 years of age) should be increased to 78 % by 2030. In addition, the goal of the Federal Government is to achieve an employment rate of 60 % among older people (60 to 64 years of age) by 2030.
The data published in the indicator report 2022 is as of 31 October 2022. The data shown on this platform is updated regularly, so that more current data may be available online than published in the indicator report 2022.