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With its 9,688 employees 1), Munich Airport Group is the second-largest employer at the site after Deutsche Lufthansa AG. For many years, the neighboring Freising job center region, which also covers the Dachau, Ebersberg, and Erding districts, has reported one of the lowest levels of unemployment in Germany. The average rate is 2 percent, practically corresponding to full employment and reflecting the great significance of Munich Airport in the regional labor market in 2017.
The municipalities and administrative districts in Bavaria benefit from the ongoing employment boom at the airport. The airport is particularly important for the labor market in its immediate surroundings: one quarter of all employment relationships subject to social security contributions in the districts of Freising and Erding are based at the airport. In total, almost 90 percent of all people in gainful employment at the airport are subject to social security contributions – significantly higher than the current national German average of 72 percent.
In a study by the news magazine, Focus, Flughafen München GmbH claimed first place for the third time in succession as the «Best Employer in the Transport and Logistics Industry» in Germany. In the cross-industry ranking, FMG was ranked eighth among about 1,500 companies, and so reached the Top Ten of German employers for the first time.