Unemployment Rate in Poland remained unchanged at 5.80 percent in August from 5.80 percent in July of 2021. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.26 percent from 1990 until 2021, 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 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 5.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2022 and 5.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-24 08:00 AM Jul 5.8% 5.9% 5.8% 5.8%
2021-09-23 08:00 AM Aug 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8%
2021-10-25 08:00 AM Sep 5.8% 5.7% 5.7%


News Stream
Polish July Jobless Rate at Over 1-Year Low
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent in July of 2021 from 5.9 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2020, as the number of unemployed fell by 18.5 thousand to 974.9 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent. In the second quarter the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent compared to 4.0 percent in the first quarter.
2021-08-24
Poland Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 5.9% in June
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.9 percent in June of 2021 from 6.1 percent in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of 6 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2020, as the number of unemployed decreased by 33.3 thousand to 993.4 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent.
2021-07-23
Polish Jobless Rate Eases in April
Poland's unemployment rate eased to 6.3 percent in April of 2021 from 6.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since last December, as the number of unemployed decreased by 24.2 thousand to 1.054 million. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 5.8 percent.
2021-05-26

Poland Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 5.80 percent Aug/21 5.80 20.70 0.30
Unemployed Persons 960.80 Thousand Aug/21 974.90 3344.20 56.00
Employed Persons 16597.00 Thousand Jun/21 16433.00 16644.00 15177.00
Job Vacancies 89.80 Thousand Aug/21 88.70 120.30 5.30
Wages 5504.52 PLN/Month Jun/21 5681.56 5681.56 1008.03
Wage Growth 8.70 percent Sep/21 9.50 13.16 0.38
Wages in Manufacturing 5599.73 PLN/Month Aug/21 5647.64 5724.81 2722.47
Employment Change 0.60 percent Sep/21 0.90 5.80 -3.30
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.30 percent Mar/21 56.50 57.30 53.20


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.