Polish unemployment up to 6.5% in January: stats office

Unemployment in Poland rose to 6.5 percent in January, from 6.2 percent in December, the state-run Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday.

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

There were around 1,090,400 people without jobs across the nation at the end of January, compared with 1,046,400 a month earlier, according to the Central Statistical Office.

According to the European Union’s Eurostat statistics agency, which uses a different methodology, unemployment in Poland was a modest 3.3 percent in December, the second-lowest rate in the 27-nation bloc.

The Polish Prime Minister’s Office has said that some 6 million jobs have been saved throughout the country thanks to measures including a massive relief and stimulus package designed to shield the economy from the coronavirus.

(gs/pk)

Source: PAP

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