Polish unemployment up to 6.1% in June: stats office

Unemployment in Poland edged up to 6.1 percent in June, from 6 percent in May, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Thursday, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The figure was in line with an earlier estimate by the country’s labour ministry.

There were around 1,026,500 people without jobs at the end of June, up from 1,011,700 a month earlier, according to the state-run statistics agency.

Poland’s Labour Minister Marlena Maląg said last month that some 5 million jobs had been saved throughout the country thanks to measures including a massive relief and stimulus package that aimed to shield the economy from the coronavirus.

A total of 41,580 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland, with 1,651 deaths from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, public health authorities announced on Thursday.

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Source: PAP

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