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Germany Expects Higher Unemployment in November

German reported on Friday the country's unemployment rate rose slightly during the month of November. Though the Federal Labor Office has yet to release its November figures, the newspapers "Die Welt" and "Bild" cite government sources saying more than 3.99 million people remained jobless this month. Officials expect the number of unemployed to rise by 60,000 over the previous month. During November 2001, there were 200,000 fewer unemployed in Germany than there are today – a sign of the country's economic malaise during the past 12 months. The Labor Office in Nuremberg will release its official statistics on Dec. 4.