Poland's unemployment falls to 5.1 percent in September - stats office

Poland's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in September 2019 from 5.2 percent a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Wednesday.

The Family, Labour and Social Policy Ministry reported in early October that September's unemployment had fallen to 5.1 percent.

Analysts polled by PAP also expected the country's unemployment to stand at 5.1 percent.

According to GUS, the number of unemployed people registered at labour offices in September amounted to 851,200, down from 865,500 in August.

Commenting on the results, Family and Labour Minister Bozena Borys-Szopa said that Poland's registered unemployment in September is the lowest in the history of Poland's market economy and demonstrates the good condition of Poland's economy.

Borys-Szopa also noted that the number of unemployed peopled had decreased by 96,000 in comparison with a year earlier and pointed out that at the end of 2015, the number stood at over 1.5 million.