Polish jobless rate among EU’s lowest, at 2.9% in February: Eurostat

Unemployment in Poland was a modest 2.9 percent in February, one of the lowest rates in the 27-nation European Union, the bloc’s statistics agency reported on Wednesday.

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The Czech Republic boasted the lowest unemployment in the European Union in February, at 2 percent, while Poland and the Netherlands tied in second place, each with 2.9 percent, according to the Eurostat agency.

Meanwhile, Greece had the highest jobless rate in the EU, at 16.3 percent, while Spanish unemployment was the second-highest at 13.6 percent, the agency said.

It reported that the EU average for February was 6.5 percent, unchanged from January and down from 6.9 percent in February 2019.

Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), which uses a different methodology, reported last month that the Polish jobless rate stood at 5.5 percent in February, unchanged from a month earlier.


Source: PAP, europa.eu/eurostat

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