Roughly 45.2 million people residents in Germany (national concept) were in employment in October 2021 according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). After an average monthly increase of 48,000 people, or 0.1%, in the period from March to September 2021, the seasonally adjusted number of persons in employment rose by 34,000 (+0.1%) in October 2021 compared with the previous month. The number of persons in employment is still below the pre-crisis level. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of persons in employment in October 2021 was down by 0.8%, or 368,000, on February 2020, the month before the coronavirus crisis began in Germany. In February 2021, the difference had been twice as large, at 738,000 people.