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Table 1 Summary statistics of regional characteristics

From: Training vouchers, local employment agencies, and policy stylesBildungsgutscheine, regionale Arbeitsagenturen und Politikstile

  Mean Min Max 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Share of unemployed          
Aged 15–24 years (SGB III only) 0.149 0.086 0.221 0.149 0.138 0.150 0.157 0.158 0.139
Aged 55–64 years (SGB III only) 0.191 0.097 0.407 0.147 0.173 0.171 0.185 0.203 0.265
German citizenship (SGB III only) 0.909 0.687 0.995 0.907 0.911 0.911 0.907 0.905 0.914
Long-term unemployment 0.184 0.034 0.446 0.222 0.252 0.236 0.143 0.106 0.144
Share of employed          
Management of forests and agriculture 0.014 0.001 0.061 0.014 0.014 0.014 0.014 0.015 0.013
Mining 0.005 0.000 0.066 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.004
Manufacturing industry 0.268 0.089 0.827 0.273 0.270 0.270 0.270 0.270 0.253
Energy and water supply 0.009 0.000 0.029 0.009 0.009 0.009 0.009 0.009 0.009
Construction 0.063 0.018 0.118 0.064 0.064 0.064 0.062 0.063 0.061
Trade 0.148 0.050 0.234 0.150 0.149 0.148 0.147 0.147 0.145
Hotels and restaurants 0.028 0.007 0.101 0.028 0.027 0.028 0.028 0.029 0.028
Transport and communication 0.053 0.000 0.242 0.052 0.052 0.053 0.053 0.052 0.054
Banking and insurance 0.030 0.000 0.124 0.031 0.031 0.029 0.028 0.029 0.032
Real estate activities 0.112 0.039 1.295 0.100 0.105 0.111 0.114 0.117 0.126
Public administration and defense 0.063 0.019 0.155 0.066 0.065 0.063 0.062 0.063 0.062
Education 0.038 0.010 0.112 0.038 0.037 0.037 0.037 0.041 0.038
Health-care and social sector 0.126 0.043 0.214 0.125 0.125 0.124 0.125 0.130 0.129
Services 0.041 0.011 0.132 0.040 0.040 0.040 0.040 0.047 0.043
Extraterritorial organisations and bodies 0.001 0.000 0.060 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001
Other characteristics          
Unemployment rate 0.105 0.027 0.289 0.116 0.128 0.117 0.097 0.084 0.090
Seasonal variance 0.185 0.031 0.730 0.214 0.167 0.144 0.192 0.209
Dummy eastern Germany 0.195 0.000 1.000       
  1. Note: The information about seasonal variance is only available for 2005–2009.
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