In terms of the qualifications of its workforce, Chemnitz ranks among the top twenty cities in Germany. And Chemnitz tops the list of cities with regard to growth in the numbers of employees involved in research and development work. Well trained specialist staff are an important mainstay to guarantee the future of the area and support the companies based in the region.
Overall the number of unemployed people has fallen over the past few years. The density of jobs is 640 employees paying social security contributions per 1000 residents of working age (Germany: 495).