Polish jobless rate at 6.1% in June: labour ministry

Unemployment in Poland stood at 6.1 percent at the end of June, 0.1 percentage point up on May, according to a labour ministry estimate released on Monday.

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“The situation (on the labour market) is stabilizing” after the economy took a hit from the coronavirus crisis, said Labour Minister Marlena Maląg.

Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported last month that the Polish jobless rate stood at 6 percent in May, up from 5.8 percent in April.

Maląg said last month that some 5 million jobs have been saved throughout the country thanks to measures including a massive relief and stimulus package that aims to shield the economy from the coronavirus.

The EU’s statistics agency, which uses a different methodology, reported last week that unemployment in Poland was a modest 3 percent in May, the second-lowest rate in the 27-nation bloc.

(pk)

Source: PAP

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