BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's jobless total fell far more than expected in February, data showed on Friday, and the unemployment rate remained at a record low, boosting expectations that private consumption will underpin growth in Europe's largest economy this year.
The number of people out of work decreased by 21,000 to 2.236 million, seasonally-adjusted data showed. That compared with the forecast for a drop of 5,000.
The unemployment rate remained at 5.0 percent, the lowest since German reunification in 1990.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin; editing by Thomas Seythal)