Poland's unemployment at historically low level - PM
May unemployment rate in Poland is 3 percent, according to European Commission data, the second lowest level in the whole European Union, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on social media late on Sunday.
Morawiecki pointed out in his Facebook post that during the previous Civic Platform - Polish People's Party (PO-PSL) coalition government of 2007-2015 the jobless rate reached 10 percent.
He also said that Poland entered the current economic crisis with the falling debt to GDP and a balanced budget, and with the lowest unemployment and poverty levels in 30 years. The estimates of the European Commission, cited by the prime minister show that Poland's government and local government debt amounted to 46 percent at the end of 2019.
"Since 2015 we have reduced it by more than 8 percentage points in relation to GDP - an excellent result, if we notice that the European average is about 80 percent. It shows that as a country we had enough fiscal space to respond in a proportionate way to the largest economic crisis in the world since the 1930s," Morawiecki's post read.