German Real Wages Rises
Because of that, and because of rising productivity, real wages in Germany are rising faster than in most other countries, up by 2% in the latest year. By contrast, real wages have dropped in for example Britain (where they were down by as much as 2.6%) and America .
There are no sectoral sub-division in the statistics, but probably and hopefully, real wages are rising particularly much in sectors with shortages of workers while not rising so much or at all in sectors with continued high unemployment. If so, the increase in real wages will be good not just because higher real wages is a self-end, but also because it will increase employment.