A German flag flutters next to the dome of the Reichstag buildingReuters

Europe's largest economy continues to strengthen as German unemployment tumbled for the fourth consecutive month in a row.

According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the country's labour market saw unemployment fall by 12,000 to 2.9 million in March.

The research body also revealed that there were 41.7 million in work in Germany.

The FSO said the country's unemployment remained the same at a record low of 6.7% – lower than economists' expectations of 6.8%.

The figures will boost the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel as the country has a much more impressive jobless rate than the Eurozone average of 12%.