to seasonal factors and a more sluggish economy, but the labour market remained robust and the average number of people out of work last year was the lowest in more than two decades. The unadjusted jobless rate rose from 6.5% in November, the Federal Labour Agency said on Thursday. Some 2.84 million people were registered unemployed in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy — 80,000 more than the previous month and 60,000 higher than a year earlier.
Subaru recalls nearly 634,000 vehicles in US
Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 vehicles in the US for potential lighting problems that could lead to smoke or fire, according to US safety regulators. Subaru, owned by Fuji Heavy Industries, is recalling some Forester vehicles from model years 2009 through 2012, all Legacy and Outback vehicles from model years 2010 through 2012, and some Tribeca vehicles from model years 2006 through 2012, according to documents filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 633,842 vehicles potentially affected by the recall may are equipped with accessory puddle lights that when lit brighten the areas under the doors, according to NHTSA documents.