Poland managed to halt mass-scale unemployment growth
Family and Labour Minister Marlena Maląg has told PAP that Poland has managed to stop a mass-scale unemployment rise, and added that 73,300 new jobless were registered in the first three weeks of May, down by 1,000 from the previous month.
According to the Family and Labour Ministry's estimates, the registered unemployment rate stood at 5.7 percent at the end of April, up by 0.3 percentage point from March. There were 964,800 unemployed people, up by 55,400 month on month.
"We have been following the situation on the labour market very carefully. The data show that 73,300 new jobless were registered in the first three weeks of May, down by 1,000 from the previous month," she repeated, underlining that the anti-crisis shield helped halt mass-scale unemployment growth and protect the majority of jobs.
Maląg added that 38,100 people had been removed from the unemployment register in the first three weeks of May, up by 3,000 month on month. "This is a good sign. We hope that this trend will continue," she stated.
The minister declared that the government "will be doing its best to protect jobs."
"The anti-crisis shield has given companies tools for the fight for survival, and all entrepreneurs and the government want to protect jobs," she concluded.