Polish jobless rate among EU’s lowest, at 3.4% in September: Eurostat

Unemployment in Poland was a modest 3.4 percent in September, unchanged from August and July and one of the lowest rates in the 27-nation European Union, the bloc’s statistics agency has reported.

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The Czech Republic boasted the lowest jobless rate in the bloc in September, at 2.6 percent, followed by the Netherlands and Malta tying for second place, each with 3.1 percent, according to the Eurostat agency.

Poland and Germany tied for the fourth-lowest rate among member states in September, each with 3.4 percent, the agency’s data showed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Spain had the highest seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in the EU, at 14.6 percent, while Greek unemployment was the second-highest at 13.3 percent.

Eurostat reported that the EU average for September was 6.7 percent, down from 6.9 percent in August.

Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), which uses a different methodology, reported last week that the Polish jobless rate dropped to 5.6 percent in September, from 5.8 percent in August.

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Source: PAP, europa.eu/eurostat, dorzeczy.pl

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