Poland boasts lowest unemployment in EU


Poland now has the lowest unemployment rate in the EU, according to data published by Eurostat, the bloc's statistical office.

The office put the rate at 3.1 percent, slightly less than the 3.2 percent held by second place the Czech Republic.

The Netherlands came in third at 3.6 percent.

Poland's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point over a month, Eurostat said.

The country had 531,000 unemployed people at the end of January 2021, down from 542,000 in December, the EU's stats office added.

In the euro zone, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 8.1 percent in January, unchanged from the previous month, Eurostat also said.

In the entire 27-member bloc, the average unemployment rate remained flat at 7.3 percent in January.