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Around 7.3 million people in Germany on reduced hours over pandemic: Ifo

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt

BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of workers in Germany on reduced hours has risen to 7.3 million, a poll of economic institute Ifo showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost all sectors.

The number compares with around 1.5 million workers on short-time during the financial crisis in May 2009, Ifo added.

(Reporting by Thomas Seythal; editing by Scot W. Stevenson)

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