Poland Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Poland decreased to 13.60 percent in March of 2014 from 13.90 percent in February of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Poland is reported by the Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS). Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 13.65 Percent from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 20.70 Percent in February of 2003 and a record low of 0.30 Percent in January of 1990. In Poland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Poland Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
13.60 13.90 20.70 0.30 13.30 | 2014/04 1990 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Poland Unemployment Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-23 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Nov 2013 13.2% 13% 13.2% 13.2%
2014-01-24 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Dec 2013 13.4% 13.2% 13.6% 13.5%
2014-02-24 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2014 14.0% 13.4% 14.3% 14%
2014-03-25 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 13.9% 14.0% 14.1% 14.3%
2014-04-24 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 13.9% 13.6% 13.7%
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 38.53 2012-12-31 38.20 38.67 29.56 38.88 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Employed Persons 8499.00 2013-08-15 8490.00 10596.00 7480.00 8476.27 2013-12-31 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 0.06 2014-02-15 0.05 0.08 0.01 0.06 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 113.10 2013-11-15 111.20 114.80 52.70 113.32 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.30 2013-09-30 4.40 11.60 2.10 4.66 2013-12-31 percent [+]
Productivity 127.70 2013-11-15 126.30 127.70 60.80 127.72 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.25 2013-01-01 65.00 65.25 65.00 65.27 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.25 2013-01-01 60.00 60.25 60.00 60.27 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 2184.00 2014-03-15 2255.90 3344.20 56.00 2083.37 2014-04-30 Thousand [+]
Wages 3856.60 2014-02-15 3805.30 4221.50 2385.30 3976.95 2014-03-31 PLN [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3584.84 2014-02-15 3600.76 3713.62 2722.47 3739.66 2014-03-31 PLN [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 26.90 2014-02-15 27.00 43.70 16.30 27.31 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 13.60 2014-03-15 13.90 20.70 0.30 13.30 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Minimum Wages 368.90 2013-12-31 392.70 392.70 158.90 382.25 2014-01-31 EUR [+]
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Poland Unemployment Rate at 13.9%

In February of 2014, Polish jobless rate slowed marginally to 13.9 percent from 14 percent in January. It is the first decline in six months.

The number of unemployed people totaled 2.26 million, almost unchanged from the previous month, but down by 80 thousand (-3.5 percent) over a year earlier. 

Employment in the enterprise sector rose 0.7 percent over a year earlier and 0.2 percent over January to 5733 thousand people.

Year-on-year, job gains occurred in the manufacturing sector (+31 thousand), water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (+4 thousand), trade (+17 thousand), transportation and storage (+3 thousand), information and communication (+6 thousand), real estate activities (+1 thousand) and administrative and support service activities (+16 thousand). 

On a monthly basis, except for construction (-7 thousand), real estate, information and communication and mining (unchanged), all other activities added more jobs. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/25/2014 11:05:46 AM

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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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