Poland's unemployment among lowest in Europe

Jarosław Gowin told broadcaster Radio Plus that the Polish labour market was faring well compared to other EU countries. Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

Poland will start the next year with an unemployment rate under 7 percent, a deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.

Jarosław Gowin told broadcaster Radio Plus that the Polish labour market was faring well compared to other EU countries.

He added that this was largely due to the responsible stance shown by Polish entrepreneurs during the pandemic, and the broad government support for domestic enterprises.

"By all indications we'll enter the coming year with an unemployment rate of 6-odd percent. Maybe not 6.1 but closer to 7, but even so Poland's unemployment level and positive labour market trends put us in the EU lead," Gowin said.

Poland's October unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent, remaining unchanged since June.