Part time: 2.6 million sub-divisions want to work more

And 1.2 million purchased full-time want to reduce their working time

The topics that have not developed a rough traction in the election campaign or at least hardly perceptibly addressed, a gap, which is frequent in everyday life reality: those who have a full-time job, tell them the job "fry", that they find hardly more time and strength for a lives outside the professional modes because of the many overtime hours, meet with friends, for example.

Others say they were glad if they did not just have part-time jobs. A just division of this wish will take place in ideas that are rather rapidly waved as in the face of existing conditions in the labor market unrealizable utopia.

"Unused work force potential"

The federal statistical office today delivers nuchterne numbers for these two phenomena. This is highlighted in the title of the message and with "unused work force potential" overwritten. At 5.4 million persons at the age of 15 to 74, the office estimates the number of people who wish to look at workplace or more working hours according to the results of the working force survey.

For this, the statisticians show a rint of 255.000 people or. 4.5 percentage points compared to the previous year, which may probably be considered as indication that the staff situation in germany for those whose work force potential is not or not sufficiently used is from a distant "objective" overall view of versuber 2015 has improved.

The number of 5.4 million in 2.8 million, which have no workplace, and 2.6 million lower than in 2016. The first group is 1.8 million unemployed and 1.0 million people in silent reserve. In addition, individuals, although "do not have work at all", but not as unemployed. They were fundamentally happy to work and be available for that, but not "in the short term" (a time term of the with "within two weeks" specifies). 1

As a sub-divisional, acquisitions that would like to offer additional working hours and are also available for use. Last year, their share of the total number of employees between the ages of 15 and 74 was 6.4 percent. Among the part-time divisions, their share was 12.6 percent, but also in the full-time volunteer, there were 4 percent, which undercut and their working time "usually only a few hours" impose.

The "overshoot"

The other phanners are the oversight. According to the statistics, it is only 1.2 million (of 29 million working full time), which have the desire to do less working hours and want to accept a correspondingly lower income for this purpose.

The number of overshoots is neither particularly high in its share of still absolutely high, which could be in retrospect to the election campaigners who could not be cummered around this topic. But, so the federal office notes, she has again increased: in 2016 there was an increase of 147.000 people and 2015 an increase of 98.000 people.

Wage development and inflation: part-time work as a new factor

Still remains a remarkable relationship between repayments and part-time work, which an article describes in the easter-rich standard on a research paper of the international truth fund. It’s about the "rampied wage development". The question is why the leans increase only behavior, although economic recovery is observed and unemployment in many countries?

As a result of this wage development, the price prere, which emanates from the labor market, too low to achieve the target value of inflation in the euro area, as ecb boss draghi worry. The answer of the imf ocons according to the easter riche zeitung jerks the part-time work into the light. Since the outbreak of the economic crisis, a transformation has taken place.

Classic variables unemployment, inflation and productivity affect wage development today in many countries lower than before 2008. A new factor has been added: part-time work, more precisely involuntary part-time work.

The standard

Since 2008, the number of involuntary part-time workers has risen in almost all countries that the imf investigated. While this has prevented a stronger increase in unemployment, but also made a development that is considered "trackable wage ramping" evidence.

A conclusion of the imf was not allowed the ecb: even if the recovery in the labor market progresses, that in many seeds will not lead to the wagehouses, as you would expect before 2008. Because the part-time divests do not disappear.

The standard