Poland boasts lowest unemployment in EU

Poland had the lowest unemployment rate in March 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 the Czech Republic in second place.

The Netherlands came in third at 3.5 percent.

In Poland, the number of unemployed people registered at labour offices stood at 534,000 in March against 540,000 in February, Eurostat said. 

Poland had 534,000 unemployed people at the end of March 2021, down from 540,000 in February, Eurostat said.

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

"Despite the extraordinary situation related to the pandemic, the Polish economy proves to be immune to the epidemiological situation. This is another month of good unemployment figures," Poland's Ambassador to the EU Andrzej Sados told PAP commenting on Eurostat's data.

He added that the National Recovery Plan will be the main driver of dynamic growth in the coming months and years.