More than 90 percent of Poles fear rise in unemployment - survey

In April 2020, the percentage of Poles who feared an increase in unemployment rose to 91.2 percent from 34.7 percent in April 2019, a survey by IRG SGH and the Association of Financial Companies in Poland shows.

In January of this year, only 12 pct of respondents replied that unemployment would "significantly increase," but this number rose to 70.2 pct in April. By adding to this figure, the number of responses which indicated that unemployment would "slightly increase," the total showed that over 90 pct of Poles feared an increase in job losses, revealed the results of a joint study conducted by the Research Institute for Economic Development at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and the Association of Financial Companies in Poland (ZPF).

The survey also showed that 21 pct of those polled said there would be a "insignificant increase" in unemployment.