Number of unemployed in Poland is still low in 2022 shows new figures

According to preliminary data, at the end of February, the number of unemployed registered in labour offices was 4300 lower than in January and amounted to 923000 people – the Ministry of Family and Social Policy announced in a press release. 

The number of vacancies reported to offices amounted to 116.5 thousand. and was 0.6 percent. higher than in January.

 923000 unemployed people in Poland

“According to preliminary data of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, at the end of February this year, almost 923000 unemployed people were registered in employment offices and compared to January there were less than 4300 people. 

The unemployment rate in February this year was 5.5. percent – the same as in January this year. Compared to February 2021, however, it was lower by 1.1 pp. ” – written in a press release from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

On Friday, during a press briefing, Minister of Family and Social Policy, Marlena Maląg, said that her ministry’s estimates showed that the unemployment rate in February was 5.5 percent, the same as in January, and by 1.1 percentage points. percent less than a year ago.

“In February this year, employers reported 116.5000 vacancies and job activation places to labour offices. There were slightly more of them than in January this year (0.6 percent) and almost 112000 (10.6 percent) more than in February 2021 “- added in the release.

Lowest in the  Wielkopolskie voivodeship

The information from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy shows that the lowest unemployment rate is 3.2 percent. was recorded in the Wielkopolskie voivodeship, the largest number of people out of work was in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodeship (9%).

The low unemployment rate does not mean that there is no work for people including for Ukrainian refugees.


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