Data report about the labour market of the former German Democratic Republic (II): the new German Laender, 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wahse, Jürgen (SÖSTRA - Institut für Sozialökonomische Strukturanalysen. Berlin.)
  • Dahms, Vera
  • Fitzner, Sibylle
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    With this data compilation the authors J. Wahse et al. want to provide information about the demographic, economic and social processes in the new German Laender in the former GDR, mainly for the year of 1989 (and partly also for 1990). The data compilation comprises information on persons employed in the former GDR, their qualification, and the unemployment-rate by the new Laender (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt , Saxony, Thuringia, East-Berlin) and the area of the former GDR in total. To the point ‘employees in the former GDR by new Laender’ there are also 3 lont time-series The study is part of a more comprehensive survey, obtainable through the ZA-survey number ZA8189: Wahse and Jaeger: Datenreport DDR-Arbeitsmarkt, containing long time-series about employees in the former GDR from 1955 to 1989. Topics: Data, send on request: - Total resident population and resident population at working age, - Resident population by municipal size, - Population density, - Natural population movement and population movement crossing the country´s frontiers, - Enterprises, blue and white colour worker by sectors of industry 1989, - Employees by occupational Status 1989, - Level of employment 1989, - Employees by economic sector 1989, - Employees in service sector, cultural and social institutions, 1989, - Blue-collar worker and white-collar worker by level of qualification, - Female part-time employees in total and by industrial sectors, - Unemployed and partially unemployed by counties of the former German Democratic Republic. Tables available via the downloadsystem HISTAT: - persons employed in the former GDR according to federal states (1955-1989), - persons employed in the former GDR according to federal states: proportion in per cent (1955-1989), - persons employed in the former GDR according to economic sector and federal states: proportion in per cent (1955-1989).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989 / 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    The former German Democratic Republic
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Reportings of the former Public Head Office of Statistics in the GDR (Staatliche Zentralverwaltung für Statistik der DDR).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Geographic Unit
    Number of Units: 35
    Number of Variables: 77
Information about employees in total by the new German Laender are obtainable as long time-series from 1955-1989. The ZA-Study-Number is 8127 and they can be downloaded from the ZA-Online-Database HISTAT. To the topic ‘GDR-Employment-Market’ see also the ZA-Studies ZA8126 and ZA8189.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8127 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Wahse, Jürgen (u.a.): Datenreport DDR-Arbeitsmarkt (II). Länder der ehemaligen DDR. Trends & Facts Special Nr. 2, 1990. Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften Berlin.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 241 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23