Number of foreigners in Poland on the rise

The number of foreigners legally residing and working in Poland is steadily rising, with 818,800 registered with national social insurer ZUS at the end of June, the organisation reported on Thursday.

ZUS said the figure marked a 35.2 percent year-on-year increase in the legal foreigner population.

It also said that 58.8 of Poland's legal foreigners are officially employed, 2.8 percent run their own businesses, the remainder pursue other forms of employment.

Most (73.7 percent) are Ukrainians, whose population numbered 603,481 in mid-2021, a 39.2 percent rise year on year, ZUS reported.