German unemployment fell to a new historic low in January as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy remains on track, data showed on Tuesday. Unemployment stands at the lowest level since west and east Germany reunited in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall the previous year, the Federal Labour Office said in a statement. The German unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole -- eased to 6.2 percent in January from 6.3 percent in December. (AFP)

In numerical terms, the number of people registered as

unemployed in Germany declined by a seasonally-adjusted 20,000

to 2.732 million, the Federal Labour Office said.