Unemployment rate remains steady according to latest GUS stats

The unemployment rate in October 2018 was 5.7 percent, the Central Statistics Office (GUS) said on Tuesday,  meaning the rate is unchanged from September.

“Unemployment is not growing, it has remained at the level of the previous month. We end October with a reading of unemployment at 5.7 percent. According to unemployment registers in job centers, the number of unemployed people is waning slightly,” said Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, during a press conference.

Data published by GUS shows that the number of unemployed registered in job centers was 937,300, compared to PLN 947,400 people a month ago. In turn, the number of newly registered unemployed in October decreased by 14.2 percent. y/y to 149,500.

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