At end first quarter, 11 pct of Poles worked remotely - stats office

GUS reported that more people in the public sector worked remotely than in the private sector. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

At the end of the first quarter of 2020, 11 percent of Polish workers were working remotely due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.

GUS reported that more people in the public sector worked remotely than in the private sector. The statistical office also said the number of remote workers was higher in the Warsaw region than the Polish average, with almost one in six workers there working remotely.

In the remaining regions of the country, the figure was every eighth to 14th worker.

At the end of March, the number working remotely was the lowest in the northeastern Warmińsko-Mazurskie, central Świętokrzyskie and eastern Podlaskie provinces, where one in 14 people worked at distance.