Poland's unemployment rate rises to 13.2pct in November
December 10, 2013
Poland's registered unemployment rate increased to 13.2% in November from 13.0% in October, the Labor Ministry said on its website.
In December, the jobless rate will likely grow more than in November, but end-year rate should hold below 13.8%. deputy Labor Minister Jacek Mecina said.
"We expect that December unemployment will grow at a faster pace than in November, but at end-year it should remain below the level of 13.8%," Mecina told PAP Polish news agency.
Labor Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz later said that 13.7% level is unlikely to be exceeded in December.
"If our forecasts come true, at end-year we should not exceed 13.7-13.8% and taking into account that recently each month surprised positively, I hope that December will be no exception," Kosiniak-Kamysz told a news conference. "It seems unlikely that 13.7% will be exceeded. The labor market has the worst behind."
The November increase in unemployment was driven mainly by the end of seasonal works as well as the end of various forms of professional support programs, Mecina said.