Recovery expected on Poland’s labor market this year – minister
January 10, 2014
Poland's Labor Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz
Poland ended 2013 with registered unemployment rate at 13.4%, up by 0.2 pps from 13.2% at the end of November and below 13.8% written in the 2013 budget, the Labor Ministry said on Thursday.
The number of registered unemployed at the end of December measured 2.158 million, the ministry said.
The number of unemployed increased by 78,700, the lower monthly rise at this time of the year since 2007, Labor Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said as cited in the statement.
"The December increase [vis-a-vis November] was decisively weaker than last year," Kosiniak-Kamysz said. "This gives hope that the worst on the labor market is over and the recovery expected for months is coming."
In December employers filed 46,000 job offers to state job agencies, up 28% y/y.
In its 2013 budget Poland expected to end 2013 with 13.8% jobless rate.