The unemployment rate in Poland decreased to 5.9 percent in March of 2019 from 6.6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year and in line with market expectations. The number of registered unemployed fell by 107 thousand from a year ago to 985 thousand. In February 2019, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.79 percent from 1990 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 20.70 percent in February of 2003 and a record low of 0.30 percent in January of 1990.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 5.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Poland to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-24 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.7% 5.8% 5.9%
2019-02-25 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 5.8% 6.1% 6%
2019-03-25 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2019-04-24 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.1% 5.9% 6%
2019-05-27 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.6% 5.6%
2019-06-26 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.8%
2019-07-23 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.8%


Poland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.10 20.70 0.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 16409.00 16617.00 16617.00 15177.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 969.70 986.00 3344.20 56.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 11.60 1.00 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.30 44.20 11.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 103.50 113.60 113.60 82.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 145.90 119.90 145.90 66.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 84.60 90.40 120.30 5.30 Thousand [+]
Wages 5014.94 4863.74 5014.94 1008.03 PLN/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4954.04 4687.53 4954.04 2722.47 PLN/Month [+]
Wage Growth 7.10 5.70 13.16 0.38 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 523.09 480.20 523.09 158.94 EUR/Month [+]
Population 37.98 37.97 38.67 29.48 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.58 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.58 65.00 [+]
Part Time Employment 1005.50 1020.80 1396.00 991.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.80 56.50 57.10 53.20 percent [+]
Employment Change 2.90 3.00 5.80 -2.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.30 68.00 68.00 50.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 15040.30 15230.90 15230.90 11844.00 Thousand [+]


Poland Unemployment Rate

In Poland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 6.10 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2019 percent Monthly




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Italy 10.20 Mar/19
Argentina 9.10 Dec/18
France 8.70 Mar/19
Euro Area 7.70 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Dec/18
Canada 5.70 Apr/19
Australia 5.20 Apr/19
Indonesia 5.01 Mar/19
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South Korea 4.10 Apr/19
United Kingdom 3.80 Mar/19
China 3.67 Mar/19
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India 3.53 Dec/18
Netherlands 3.30 Apr/19
Germany 3.20 Mar/19
Mexico 3.20 Mar/19
Japan 2.50 Mar/19
Switzerland 2.40 Apr/19
Singapore 2.20 Mar/19


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