January unemployment up to 5.5 percent - stats office

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Poland's unemployment rate went up to 5.5 percent in January 2023 from 5.2 percent in December 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday.

Economists polled by PAP expected a 5.4 percent unemployment figure in the first month of 2023.

The number of registered unemployed measured 857,600 in January against 812,300 in December, GUS also said.

Earlier, the Family and Social Policy Ministry estimated January's unemployment at 5.5 percent as well.