Unemployment stays flat at 5.4 percent in December - stats office

Poland's unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in December 2021, unchanged from November, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday.

Earlier, the family and social policy ministry estimated December's unemployment at the same level of 5.4 percent.

The number of registered unemployed measured 895,200 in December, 2021 against 898,800 in the previous month and against 1,046,400 jobless people in December, 2020, GUS also said.

"For the first time since 1990, the unemployment rate at the end of December was lower than in November... and has remained at a lower level than before the outbreak of the pandemic," Family and Social Policy Minister Marlena Malag told PAP, commenting on the most recent data from GUS.