The quickly maturing Polish labor market

Ten years ago, the Polish entry into the European Union opened the country up to Europe. Today, Poland is one of the most rapidly growing labor markets in Europe. However, it is full of internal paradoxes; it is unstable, as if it were a teenager with roaring hormones By Sergiusz Prokurat

Locked content Unemployment may decline further

Poland’s registered unemployment rate did not rise in October and it may have declined, Labor Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz was quoted as saying by the Polish Press Agency (PAP). “We hope that the good PMI result will translate into a positive trend,” Kosiniak-Kamysz said. Deputy Labor Minister...

Locked content Unemployment at 11.5% in September – GUS

The registered unemployment rate in Poland stood at 11.5 percent in September, according to data published on Thursday by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). The figure is in line with an estimate released in early October by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. Analysts surveyed by ISBnews ha...

Locked content Labor minister: No intent to extend working week

The ruling coalition has no intent to extend the working week in Poland, Labor Minister Władysław   Kosiniak-Kamysz told the Polish Press Agency in response to criticism from the opposition and labor unions. The lower house of Poland’s parliament is about to debate on a draft law, submitted by Civic...

Locked content End-year unemployment to be below 12.5%

Poland’s registered unemployment rate at the end of 2014 may fall below the 12.5 percent level that was set in the budget framework, Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek said in parliament on Wednesday. “There is a chance that it will be lower than 12.5 percent. And this is not because of emigration, b...

Locked content Unemployment high across Europe – EC report

Almost 13 million people in Europe have been unemployed for more than one year, according to a report issued by the European Commission on Monday evening. “Moreover, one in three unemployed people have spent more than two years without a job,” the EC’s statement said. Despite that, employment is gro...

Locked content BIEC labor market index inches down

The forward-looking labor market indicator, calculated by the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) inched down by 0.2 points month-on-month in September, according to a report from the institution quoted by the Polish Press Agency. Over the past four months, the indicator has only been ...

Locked content Unemployment at 8.8% – Eurostat

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Poland amounted to 8.8 percent in August, according to a data release from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat issued on Tuesday. In July the figure was 9 percent. Throughout the EU, seasonally adjusted unemployment was at 10.1 percent in August compared to 10.2 p...

Poland’s labor market increasingly balanced – Hays

Poland has a well-balanced labor market, with unemployment rate at 9.5 percent (down from last year’s 10.4 percent) and long-term unemployment of 3.3 percent, also lower than last year, when it stood at 3.6 percent, according to this year’s Global Skills Index report prepared by recruitment firm Hay...