Austria -Employment in industries rather stable, environmental jobs increase -May 02, 2013

According to calculations by Statistics Austria, the 61 605 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector turned over a total of €18.9 billion (+3.8%) in January 2013, coupled with slightly decreasing employment (853 281 persons or -0.4%). The construction companies achieved a production sold of €1.9 billion in that reporting period; this corresponds to an increase of 1.0% compared to the previous year. Turnover and employment in the environmental goods and services sector show a further growth of the environment industry in the year 2011. The two environmental branches ‘wastewater management’ and ‘heat/energy saving and management’ had the most marked influence on the development of the environment industry in 2011.



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