Eurostat: unemployment inches down

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Poland stood at 7.1 percent in September, according to data released by the EU’s statistics office Eurostat. In August, the rate stood at 7.2 percent. According to the central Statistical Office (GUS), the rate could have ranged between 9.9 percent – 9.7 percent.

As for the entire EU, the unemployment rate remained the same and amounted to 9.3 percent.

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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