Employment down, wages up in Polish firms y/y in August: stats office

Employment in Polish companies dropped by 1.5 percent in August on average in year-on-year terms, while edging up by 0.7 percent from a month earlier, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) said on Thursday, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Meanwhile, average wages in Poland’s corporate sector in August increased by 4.1 percent compared with the same month last year, the state-run statistics agency reported.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1306510514755907584&lang=en&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.polskieradio.pl%2F395%2F7786%2FArtykul%2F2580881%2CEmployment-down-wages-up-in-Polish-firms-yy-in-August-stats-office&siteScreenName=PolskieRadiopl1&theme=light&widgetsVersion=219d021%3A1598982042171&width=550px

The average gross Polish monthly wage last month was PLN 5,337.65 (EUR 1,200, USD 1,415), according to the statistical office.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1306509599487463431&lang=en&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.polskieradio.pl%2F395%2F7786%2FArtykul%2F2580881%2CEmployment-down-wages-up-in-Polish-firms-yy-in-August-stats-office&siteScreenName=PolskieRadiopl1&theme=light&widgetsVersion=219d021%3A1598982042171&width=550px

The figures are for companies with more than nine employees.

The Polish labour minister said earlier this year that some 5 million jobs had been saved around the country thanks to measures including a massive relief and stimulus package that aims to shield the economy from the coronavirus.

A total of 76,571 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland since the start of the pandemic, and 2,253 have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, officials said on Thursday.

Poland’s labour ministry has estimated that the country’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in August, unchanged from July and June.

(gs/pk)

Source: PAP

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