(Bloomberg) -- Joblessness in Germany rose by 11,000 in February — more than double the 5,000 predicted by analysts. The unemployment rate held at 5.9%, its highest level in over two years. The labor market’s resilience has been one of the few pluses for Europe’s biggest economy, which might be in a winter recession.

--With assistance from Joel Rinneby and Kristian Siedenburg.

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