In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern about 728,700 people were gainfully employed in 2011 – 648,900 of them were white and blue collar workers. The number of employed sank a little bit (minus 0.6 percent) compared to 2010 as well as the number of jobs (minus 4,700). The percentage of self-employed was about 11 percent.
A good three fourths of all people in work are employed in the service sector. Nearly one fifth of the labour force is employed in industry. About three percent of the employed work in agriculture, forestry and fishery.
Source: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Statistical Office (Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)