Locked content Unemployment down by 0.2% m/m in August – MRPiPS

In August the number of unemployed people in Poland fell by 0.2 percent on the monthly basis and amounted to 959,500, the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy (MRPiPS) said. This is a 15.5 percentage points decline compared to a year ago. The unemployment rate in August stood at 5.8 percent,...

Locked content “Mama 4+” costs estimated at PLN 900 annually

Implementation of “Mama 4+” program, which gives benefits to those who raised at least four children but failed to earn the lowest pension, will cost PLN 900 million per year, the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy estimated. Start of the program is scheduled for January 1, 201...

Locked content PLN 11.3 bln spent on “Family 500+” program

As of June 30, PLN 11.3 billion were spent from the budget on “Family 500+” program, Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Policy said. More than 3.7 million children up to 18 years have received support from the program, it added. “Family 500+” program was launched in April...

Locked content Minimum wage may increase to PLN 2,250 in 2019

Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy proposes increasing the minimum wage to PLN 2,250 and an hourly rate to PLN 14.7 in 2019. Currently, the minimum wage amounts to PLN 2,100 per month, while the minimum hourly rate is PLN 13.7. “We gave a higher offer to keep the minimum wage at arou...

Unemployment levels to stay put in 2016 – Rafalska

Unemployment levels in Poland will remain at current levels – at least until the end of the year – Polish Minister for Labour Elżbieta Rafalska said in an interview with RMF radio on Tuesday. At the end of October of this year, the rate stood at 8.2 percent. And although the government doesn’t expec...

Unemployment rate in September down to 8.4%

Unemployment in September fell by 0.1 percent m/m to 8.4 percent, according to the Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Policy. The unemployment rate in September was 1.3 percentage points lower than in September of last year. The very same rate of registered unemployment was recorded in June 1991,...

Locked content PM Szydło signs PLN 2,000 minimum wage bill

On September 13, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło signed a Council of Ministers decree on the minimum monthly wage of PLN 2,000, the PM posted on Twitter. The decree will come into force as of January 1, 2017, the document read. Currently, the minimum monthly wage amounts to PLN 1,850 (gross). So ...

Locked content Almost PLN 9.3 bln paid out under 500+ program

The Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Policy informed that parents and legal guardians have submitted a total of 2.7 million applications under the Family 500+ child welfare program and about PLN 9.27 billion has been paid out as of August 31. The government assumes to spend as much as PLN 17 bil...

Locked content Ministry of Labour presents new rules on employment in Poland

The Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska has announced new rules that “aim to help safeguard workers’ rights” and will come into force on September 1. “The changes guarantee legal employment, and consequently security and good conditions for workers,...

Over PLN 7 bln paid out under 500+ program

The Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Policy informed that parents and legal guardians have submitted a total of 2.7 million applications under the Family 500+ child welfare program and more than PLN 7 billion has been paid out.