A complete spectrum of general education and vocational schools, as well as of further education and in-service training facilities, plus several universities and colleges ensure that young people have the best possible chances for high level education and training. State and municipal institutions of all school types and a comprehensive spectrum of vocational schools make Nuremberg a "school city".
The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences as well as the Education Faculty of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Music Academy, the Art Academy, the Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences and the Protestant College make Nuremberg a university location with an overall number of 16,000 students. Together with the university faculties located in Erlangen, over 34,000 young people attend university in the conurbation.
The municipal library – Germany's oldest municipal library – and the City Archives, one of the largest of its kind in the entire Federal Republic, are much frequented institutions catering for city history and cultural history.
Nuremberg Adult Education Centre, With about 6,500 courses and events offered annually, is one of Germany's largest adult education centres. Courses cover a wide spectrum from artistic design to language courses and professional and in-service career training.
Nuremberg is the economic, services and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria and the central focus of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, with about 2.5 million inhabitants. About 347,000 people are currently employed in roughly 22,000 companies and institutions. The entire conurbation has a working population of nearly 700,000 people.
Two Federal offices have their headquarters in Nuremberg: the Federal Labour Agency and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
The Nuremberg economy occupies a good position within the overall Federal ranking. Nuremberg unemployment figures are below the Federal average. Of the major cities, only Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf have lower unemployment rates.