Germany’s unemployment figures rose in May for the first time in more than five years, official data showed Wednesday. The shift occurred amid signs of slowing growth in Europe’s biggest economy, and federally corrected data about the number of people receiving unemployment benefits. Five percent of people were out of work in Germany, up 0.1 percentage points, reported Federal Labour Agency. In March and April, the countrywide jobless rate was 4.9 percent — the lowest since reunification in 1990. May’s figures marked the first time Germany’s unemployment rate has increased since November 2013 — when it was up to 6.9 percent. In absolute terms, the number of people unemployed rose by just 7,000 in May to 2,236,000, but the seasonally adjusted increase is 60,000.