Poland's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points month on month in May 2023 to 5.1 percent, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Monday.
A discretionary extra pension, called the 14th pension, will be likely paid out to old-age pensioners before the parliamentary elections planned for this autumn, according to the family and social policy minister.
Poland's unemployment is expected to stay unchanged in the next few months, a deputy family and social policy minister has said.
Poland's unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in March, down by 0.1 percentage points on the previous month and lower by 0.4 percentage points compared to March 2022, indicated an estimate by the social policy ministry.
Data from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, show Poland to have the bloc's second-lowest unemployment rate, the Ministry of Family and Social Polish has announced.
The minimum wage will increase in Poland next year as the country struggles with inflation and difficult economic situation caused by Russia's war on Ukraine, officials have confirmed.
As many as 200,101 Ukrainians have been employed under a simplified procedure that Poland introduced to help them find work, the Ministry of Family and Labour has said.
Over two thirds of Poles in a Monday-published survey by the SW Research pollster see the Christmas season as a time for reinforcing family ties.
Poland's unemployment remained flat at 6.1 percent m/m in August 2020, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Wednesday.
Poland will spend over PLN 27 billion (EUR 6.14 billion) on support for people with disabilities this year, up by PLN 12 billion (EUR 2.73 billion) from 2015, Polish Family and Labour Minister Marlena Malag said on Wednesday.