Eurostat: unemployment at 7.6% in July

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Poland stood at 7.6 percent in July, according to data released by the EU’s statistics office Eurostat. In June, the rate was 7.7 percent. According to the central Statistical Office (GUS), the rate stood at 10.1 percent.

The number of unemployed amounted to 1.318 million, 14,000 less than a month before.

As for the entire EU, the unemployment rate amounted to 9.5 percent, compared with 9.6 percent in June.

An unemployed person is defined by Eurostat, according to the guidelines of the International Labour Organization, as someone aged 15 to 74 without work during the reference week, who is available to start work within the next two weeks and who has actively sought employment at some time during the last four weeks. The unemployment rate is the number of people unemployed as a percentage of the labor force.

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