Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in September of 2020, unchanged from the previous three months and matching market expectations. It remains the highest jobless rate since February of 2019, as the number of unemployed persons dropped just 3.3 thousand from a month earlier to 1,024.7 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.1 percent. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.44 percent from 1990 until 2020, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 6.50 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 6.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.60 percent in 2021 and 6.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.10 6.00 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-23 08:00 AM Jun 6.1% 6% 6.2% 6.3%
2020-08-25 08:00 AM Jul 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2020-09-23 08:00 AM Aug 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.2%
2020-10-23 08:00 AM Sep 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.2%
2020-11-25 09:00 AM Oct 6.1%
2020-12-23 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Polish September Jobless Rate Steady at Near 1-1/2-Year High
Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in September of 2020, unchanged from the previous three months and matching market expectations. It remains the highest jobless rate since February of 2019, as the number of unemployed persons dropped just 3.3 thousand from a month earlier to 1,024.7 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.1 percent.
2020-10-23
Polish August Jobless Rate Steady at Near 1-1/2-Year High
Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in August of 2020, unchanged from the previous two months and matching market expectations. It remains the highest jobless rate since February of 2019, as the number of unemployed dropped just 1.5 thousand from a month earlier to 1,028 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.2 percent.
2020-09-23
Polish Jobless Rate at Near 1-1/2-Year High of 6.1%
Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in July of 2020, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. It remains the highest jobless rate since February of 2019, as the number of unemployed increased by 3 thousand from a month earlier to an over two-year high of 1,030 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.2 percent. Considering the second quarter of 2020, the unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, the same as in the first quarter.
2020-08-25
Polish Jobless Rate Rises Less than Expected
Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent in June of 2020 from 6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.2 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since February last year, amid the coronavirus crisis. The number of unemployed increased by 14.8 thousand from a month earlier to an over two-year high of 1027 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.3 percent.
2020-07-23

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.