Poland Unemployment Rate 1990-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Poland decreased to 10.80 percent in May of 2015 from 11.20 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 13.56 percent from 1990 until 2015, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.80 11.20 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2015 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 Friday, July 3, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-17 09:00 AM Mar 11.7% 12% 11.7%
2015-05-22 09:00 AM Apr 11.3% 11.7% 11.2% 11%
2015-06-24 09:00 AM May 10.8% 11.2% 10.8% 10.8%
2015-07-06 09:00 AM Jun 10.8% 10.5%
2015-08-05 09:00 AM Jul 10.4%
2015-09-08 08:30 AM Aug 10.3%


Poland Unemployment Rate Steady at 12% in February


Polish jobless rate was unchanged at 12 percent in February of 2015 as the number of registered unemployed remained the same. A year ago, the unemployment rate was 13.9 percent.

The number of unemployed persons was unchanged at 1.918 million persons in February. When compared with the same month of the previous year, the number dropped by 14.9 percent.

Employment in the enterprise sector increased slightly by 0.1 percent to 5.808 million. A year earlier, the figure was 5.733 million.

Long term unemployment fell by 0.6 percent compared to January 2015 and by 11.3 percent compared to February 2014. The number of newly registered unemployed also decreased (-23.4 percent MoM and -2.5 percent YoY).

Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
3/24/2015 3:23:30 PM


Recent Releases

Polish Unemployment Rate at 7-Month High
Polish jobless rate increased for the third straight month to 12 percent in January of 2015 from 11.5 percent in the previous period, due to a rise in the number of unemployed. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 13.9 percent.
Published on 2015-02-24

Polish Jobless Rate Rises Slightly in December
Unemployment rate in Poland increased to 11.5 percent in December of 2014 as compared to 11.4 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed increased by 25 Thousand. A year earlier the unemployment rate was 13.4 percent.
Published on 2015-01-27

Poland Unemployment Rate Edges Up in November
Polish jobless rate increased to 11.4 percent in November of 2014 from 11.3 percent in October. It was the first rise in ten months as less jobs were created.
Published on 2014-12-23

Poland Unemployment Rate at 5-Year Low
Polish jobless rate fell for the eight consecutive month to 11.3 percent in October of 2014. It is the lowest rate since November of 2009.
Published on 2014-11-25


Poland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.80 11.20 20.70 0.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 15837.00 16018.00 16063.00 15177.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1704.00 1782.20 3344.20 56.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 85.20 79.00 85.20 0.01 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.60 11.60 2.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.10 21.50 44.10 16.20 percent [+]
Productivity 108.10 122.80 122.80 73.30 Index Points [+]
Wages 4054.89 3942.67 4054.89 1008.03 PLN/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3823.28 3866.70 3983.19 2722.47 PLN/Month [+]
Labour Costs 125.40 121.70 125.40 52.80 Index Points [+]
Population 38.48 38.49 38.67 29.56 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.60 60.35 60.60 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.60 65.35 65.60 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 409.53 404.16 409.53 158.94 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.70 13.16 0.38 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]