Locked content Most Poles drive cars older than 10 years

As much as 71 percent of the cars on Polish roads have at least 10 years, according to data provided by Eurostat cited by the Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. This is twice as much as in Germany and nearly three times more than in Belgium and the United Kingdom. Poland comes off badly even…...

Locked content Poles work a lot but not hard enough – Eurostat

Polish employees are second-longest working in the EU (after Greeks) but their productivity needs an improvement, according to Eurostat. In 2013, the average working time in Poland was 41 hours per week, a 3.5 hours longer that the EU average time. However, in terms of productivity (GDP per hour wor...

Locked content Eurostat: Unemployment rate at 8.0%

The unemployment rate stood at 8.0 percent in December, compared to 8.2 percent in November, Eurostat informed Friday. The number of unemployes amounts to 1.39 million in December, versus 1.42 million the previous month. An unemployed person is defined by Eurostat, according to the guidelines of the...

Public debt increased in Q3 – Eurostat

The central and local government debt rose to PLN 831.33 billion at the end of Q3 2014, up from PLN 821.34 billion three months earlier, Eurostat reported. The debt stood at PLN 930.5 billion at the end of the same quarter of 2013.

Locked content Eurostat: Poles purchasing power at two-thirds of EU average

Eurostat released a purchasing power comparison of European nations’ GDP per capita. The EU28 taken as the index baseline gives a measure of how well off each country’s citizens are. Poland’s GDP was 67 percent of the EU average, a percentage point higher than the year before. Coun...

Locked content Unemployment down again in October

Poland’s unemployment dropped to 8.3 percent in October, from 8.5 percent in September, according to data published by Eurostat. The jobless rate in the EU stood at 10 percent. Last year, the rate was significantly higher in October, at 10.1 percent. There were 1.45 million unemployed people in Pola...