The labour force in Austria should remain relatively constant in the future, according to the available forecast. According to the trend variant of the forecast, the demographic supply of the labour force, i.e. the sum of the self-employed and family workers, employees and the unemployed, as well as military and civilian servants, will only be 1.1% lower in 2050 than in 2019 (4.60 million) and will then amount to 4.55 million.
In 2020, 2.40 million hectolitres (hl) of wine were produced. This corresponds roughly to the five-year production average (+2%), and means a slight increase (+3%) compared to the wine production in 2019. The harvest comprised 1.65 million hl of white wine (+1% to 2019) and 751 600 hl of red wine (+7% to 2019). Burgenland yielded significantly higher amounts of wine than in 2019 due to more favourable weather conditions (+9%); the wine production in Lower Austria (+2%) and Vienna (+3%) increased whereas in Styria a slight decrease was observed (‑1%).
Turnover in industry and construction increased by 3.5% in November 2020; but 7.7% decline in turnover from January to November 2020, turnover decrease also expected for January 2021
A total of 66 520 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+0.6% compared to the previous year) turned over €255.7 bn (‑7.7%) from January to November 2020. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction decreased by 7.8%. These figures coupled with a slightly decreasing employment (998 194 persons, ‑0.5%). In November 2020 turnover increased by 3.5% compared to the same month of the previous year (working-day adjusted: +1.8%).
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