The Polish jobless rate rose to 5.1 percent in November of 2019 from 5.0 percent in the previous month, matching market expectations, as the number of registered unemployed increased by 10.2 thousand to 850.73 million. Year-on-year, the unemployment dropped by 99.8 thousand from 950.5 million. Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.63 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. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 5.20 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 5.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.00 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2019 percent Monthly



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-24 08:00 AM Aug 5.2% 5.2% 5.2% 5.2%
2019-10-23 08:00 AM Sep 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% 5.2%
2019-11-27 09:00 AM Oct 5% 5.1% 5.1% 5.1%
2019-12-23 09:00 AM Nov 5.1% 5% 5.1% 5.1%
2020-01-27 09:00 AM Dec 5.1% 5.2% 5.2%


News Stream
2019-11-27
Polish Jobless Rate Falls to Over 29-Year Low
Poland’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in October 2019 from 5.1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.1 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 1990, as the number of unemployed persons dropped by 10.7 thousand to 840.5 thousand.

2019-10-23
Polish Jobless Rate Falls to Fresh Low Since 1990
Poland’s unemployment rate decreased to 5.1 percent in September 2019 from 5.2 percent in each of the previous two months and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 1990, as the number of unemployed persons fell by 2.57 thousand to 866.73 thousand.

2019-09-24
Polish Jobless Rate Unchanged at 29-Year Low
Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 5.2 percent in August of 2019, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. It remains the lowest jobless rate since September of 2019, as the number of unemployed persons fell by 2.6 thousand to 866.7 thousand.

2019-08-26
Polish Jobless Rate Drops to Fresh Low since 1990
Poland’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in July of 2019 from 5.3 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It is the lowest jobless rate since September of 1990, as the number of unemployed declined by 92.5 thousand from a year earlier to 869.3 thousand.

2019-07-23
Polish Jobless Rate at New 29-Year Low
Poland's unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in June 2019, the lowest since September 1990 and in line with market expectations, as the number of unemployed declined by 90.6 thousand from a year earlier to 877.1 thousand.

2019-06-26
Polish Jobless Rate Lowest since 1990
The unemployment rate in Poland decreased to 5.4 percent in May of 2019 from 6.1 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year and matching market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since October 1990, as the number of registered unemployed fell by 96.2 thousand from a year ago to 906 thousand. In April 2019, the jobless rate was higher at 5.6 percent.


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.

Poland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.00 20.70 0.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 16619.00 16484.00 16619.00 15177.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 867.20 850.73 3344.20 56.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.60 0.70 11.60 0.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.50 10.00 44.20 9.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 119.40 116.70 119.40 82.50 points [+]
Productivity 125.60 130.30 145.90 66.20 points [+]
Job Vacancies 67.70 80.90 120.30 5.30 Thousand [+]
Wages 4931.59 4839.24 5014.94 1008.03 PLN/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 5000.80 4990.17 5000.80 2722.47 PLN/Month [+]
Wage Growth 6.20 5.30 13.16 0.38 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 523.09 523.09 523.09 158.94 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 935.00 1021.30 1396.00 935.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.20 55.90 57.10 53.20 percent [+]
Employment Change 2.60 2.60 5.80 -2.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.90 68.20 68.90 50.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 15290.60 15102.50 15290.60 11844.00 Thousand [+]