Poland's unemployment rate down to 3.6 pct in June - Eurostat

Poland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, in June 2021, from 3.8 percent in the previous month, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, reported on Friday.

According to the Eurostat, in May 2021, the unemployment rate in the euro zone countries, according to seasonally adjusted data, was 7.7 percent.

Poland was among the countries with the lowest level of unemployment in the EU, with only the Czech Republic (2.8 percent) and the Netherlands (3.3 percent) enjoying lower jobless rates.

With 15.1 percent unemployment each, Greece and Spain found themselves on the other end of the scale.

Average unemployment in the EU dropped to 7.1 percent in June from 7.3 percent in May.

The euro zone also enjoyed a decline in unemployment, to 7.7 percent from 8.0 percent.

According to Poland's Central Statistical Office (GUS), Poland's unemployment rate in June 2021 fell to 5.9 percent from the 6.1 percent level recorded in the previous month.

The discrepancy between GUS and Eurostat figures results from the use of different methodologies.