Poland Unemployment Rate 1990-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Poland decreased to 11.90 percent in July of 2014 from 12 percent in June of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 13.63 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. Unemployment Rate in Poland is reported by the Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS).

   
 
 
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Poland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.90 12.00 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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. Content for - Poland Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


Poland Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.9%


Polish jobless rate declined to 11.9 percent in July of 2014 from 12 percent in the previous month. A year earlier, unemployment reached 13.2 percent.

Total employment has increased over the last six quarters and reached 8563 thousand people in the April to June 2014 period. Nominal wages rose 3.5 percent yoy to PLN 3739 thousand while real wages increased 3.2 percent. 

In July of 2014, employment in the enterprise sector increased 1.3 percent over a year earlier to 5770 thousand people. Job gains occurred mainly in information and communication activities (+3.5 percent), real estate (+2.9 percent), manufacturing (+ 2.4 percent), trade and repair of motor vehicles (+2.3 percent), and accommodation and catering (+2.0 percent). On a monthly basis, employment rose 0.1 percent. 

Unemployment decreased to 1.878 million people in July from 1.91 million in the previous month and 2.09 million a year earlier. Meanwhile, 200 thousand people were registered as new unemployed in July (+25.3 percent from June) while 157 thousand were reentrants to unemployment rolls.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/26/2014 12:30:22 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-26 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 13.0% 13.5% 12.9% 13%
2014-06-26 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 12.5% 13.0% 12.5% 12.8%
2014-07-23 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 12.0% 12.5% 12.1% 12.3%
2014-08-07 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 11.9% 12.0% 12.4%
2014-09-05 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 11.9% 12%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.00 20.70 0.30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 8563.00 8539.00 10596.00 7480.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1879.50 1912.60 3344.20 56.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.01 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.40 11.60 2.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.60 24.00 44.10 16.30 Percent [+]
Productivity 127.60 127.60 127.60 60.80 Index Points [+]
Wages 3964.90 3943.00 4221.50 2385.30 PLN [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3727.33 3703.75 3792.44 2722.47 PLN [+]
Labour Costs 119.10 113.80 119.10 52.70 Index Points [+]
Population 38.49 38.53 38.67 29.56 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.25 60.00 60.25 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.25 65.00 65.25 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 368.90 392.70 392.70 158.90 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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