Unemployment rate at 12%

The registered unemployment rate amounted to 12 percent at the end of February, no change compared with January, announced the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy based on data from job centers. The unemployment rate at the end of February 2014 stood at 13.9 percent.

Locked content Paternity leave more popular among Poles

Polish fathers are more eager to take care of their babies in their early months. The Number of paternity leaves in 2014 was four times higher than in 2013, according to the estimates by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. As many as 130,000 paternity leaves were recorded last year. A two-week...

Unemployment rate at 12.1% in January

Registered unemployment rate stood at 12.1 percent in January, an increase by 0.6 percentage point month-on-month, but was 1.8 pp lower than in January 2014, according to the the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Locked content Unemployment rate at 11.5% in December

The registered unemployment rate amounted to 11.5% at the end of December, an increase by 0.1 pct compared with November, announced the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy based on data from job centers. It is the lowest since 2008. “The number of registered unemployed amounted to 1,825,800 persons...

Locked content Government to help unemployed parents

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy plans to support parents who do not have health insurance. Help would be provided to unemployed mothers, students and those who work without an employment contract, Puls Biznesu informed. As stated in the ministry’s new plan, unemployed parents would be given mon...

Locked content Grads encouraged to launch start-ups

The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy together with Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) has initiated a lending program for new graduates seeking to start their own business. The program offers low interest loans of up to PLN 74,000 which can be paid off within a seven-year span after a one-year gr...

Locked content Dialogue between labor and business to be renewed

National and regional social dialogue councils will unite labor, business and government in discussions regarding the central issues of economy and labor practice. IAR reported that the labor and the business sides are preparing an agreement of this kind due to be announced in November. The former t...

Locked content Contract work to provide social insurance provisions

An overwhelming majority of deputies voted to expand social and health insurance provisions to contract work. Only eight deputies voted against, while 419 deputies voted for the measure. Two deputies refrained from voting, according to an IAR news release. The legislative vacatio legis will give amp...