Germany's Federal Labour Agency has said the country's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4% in February and that the job market remains "robust."
The agency today said that 18,000 more people were without a job in February over the previous month - largely due to winter seasonal factors.
A total of 3.156 million people were registered as jobless.
When seasonally adjusted, the number of unemployed was down 3,000 people and the unemployment rate was 6.9% - also unchanged over January.
Agency head Frank-Juergen Weise says the German labour market "seems to be coping with the weak economic growth in recent months and appears to be overall robust."