Poles reluctant to seek better jobs
December 5, 2013
Only one in 80 Poles is looking for a better-paid job, which makes some 20% fewer than in the prior year, according to data of the Central Statistical Office (GUS).
Fewer people are interested in searching for a better-paid job as an increasing number of employers are offering jobs for a limited period of time and more frequently than it used to be the case, PKO BP economist Karolina Sedzimir said.
At the same time, the unemployment rate held stable at 13% from August to October.
An explanation to this disparity could be the fact that seasonal works lasted longer this year, while those unemployed who lost faith in finding work refrained from registering, Sedzimir said. If they did, Poland would have 2.6 million unemployed and a joblessness rate of 16.5%.