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

Unemployment Rate in Poland decreased to 11.50 percent in September of 2014 from 11.70 percent in August of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 13.62 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).

   
 
 

Poland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.50 11.70 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 Saturday, October 25, 2014.


Poland Unemployment Rate at 11.5%


Polish jobless rate continued its downward trend to 11.5 percent in September of 2014 from 11.7 percent in August, below market expectations.

Unemployment decreased to 1.821 million people in September from 2.083 million a year earlier and 1.853 million in August. Meanwhile, 242 thousand people were registered as new unemployed (+32.8 percent compared with the previous month) while 183 thousand were reentrants to unemployment rolls (+23.8 percent over August). 

In September of 2014, employment in the enterprise sector increased 1.2 percent over a year earlier to 5776 thousand people. The highest job gains occurred in the retail sector (+3.5 percent yoy), information and communication sector (+3.4 percent) and manufacturing (+ 2.4 percent). On a monthly basis, employment barely rose by 0.1 percent. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/23/2014 10:49:23 AM


Recent Releases

Poland Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall
Jobless rate in Poland fell to 11.7 percent in August of 2014 from a revised 11.8 percent in July. It is the lowest rate in three years. Published on 2014-09-23

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. Published on 2014-08-26


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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%
2014-09-08 08:30 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 11.7% 11.9% 11.9%
2014-10-23 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 11.5% 11.7% 11.6% 11.5%
2014-11-06 09:00 AM Poland
Unemployment Rate
Oct 2014 11.5% 11.4%


Poland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.70 20.70 0.30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 8561.00 8539.00 10596.00 7480.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1821.90 1853.20 3344.20 56.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.01 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.70 11.60 2.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.80 23.10 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 404.16 404.40 404.40 158.90 EUR [+]