The Labour Market Index (WRP), which predicts future changes in the level of unemployment in Poland, went down to 72.0 points in July from 73.2 in June, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Wednesday.
The growth rate of unemployment is slowing down month by month, as the number of unemployed increased by 6.2 percent in April compared to March, in May by 4.8 percent, and in June by only 1.5 percent, Labour Minister Marlena Malag said on Friday.
Poland's unemployment grew to 6.1 percent in June 2020 from 6.0 percent in May, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Thursday.
Poland's GDP will record the lowest decline in the EU, says the EC, and Eurostat reports that Poland has the second lowest unemployment. Poland's forecast for 2021 shows that it will soon exit the short-term economic slowdown, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook.
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.
Poland's unemployment grew to 6.0 percent in May 2020 from 5.8 percent in April, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Wednesday.
The Sejm (lower house) passed a bill on Thursday night offering PLN 1,400 (EUR 316) monthly for three months to people who lost their jobs during the pandemic and raising the unemployment benefit by some 40 percent from September 1.
The Polish unemployment rate calculated according to Population Economic Activity Research (BAEL) in the first quarter of 2020 measured 3.1 percent, up from 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Tuesday.
Family and Labour Minister Marlena Maląg has told PAP that Poland has managed to stop a mass-scale unemployment rise, and added that 73,300 new jobless were registered in the first three weeks of May, down by 1,000 from the previous month.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that, so far, Poland had not been hit by any sharp rise in unemployment or mass layoffs.