RISING JOBLESSNESS SEEN FOR GERMANY

RISING JOBLESSNESS SEEN FOR GERMANY

German 1992 unemployment will rise to an average 3.2 million people, up by about 500,000 from a year earlier, the Hamburg Economic Research Institute forecast.

For western Germany, the institute predicted an average 1992 unemployment of 1.8 million to 1.9 million, up from 1.69 million during 1991.The increase is expected because economic recovery has been much slower than anticipated, mainly as a result of the sluggish development in other countries.

The fall in eastern German employment levels could bottom out in 1992, particularly in the manufacturing industry sector, the institute said.