More money spent on combating unemployment
March 21, 2014
Poland's Labor Fund spent PLN 3.3 billion on programs helping the unemployed find a job in 2013, up 27% year on year, the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported.
Average spending per person amounted to over PLN 22,000.
The Labor Ministry said that the money helped 149,700 people return to the labor market, up by 7.5% y/y, but analysts seem to question those estimates.
The bulk of the global sum spent by the Labor Fund - PLN 1.2 billion - went to internships, while PLN 880 million went to subsidies for people setting up their own businesses.