Eurostat: Poland's jobless rate amounts to 9.6% in June, in whole UE - 9.6% .

By bne IntelliNews August 2, 2010
The unemployment rate in Poland was 9.6% in June, vs. 9.7% a month earlier and 8.1% a year earlier. In the entire European Union (EU), it was 9.6%, the same as the previous month, and vs. 9.0% a year ago, Eurostat announced. In the euro-zone, the unemployment was 10.0% in June as a previous month, and vs. 9.5% a year ago. In June, 2010, the lowest rates, adjusted seasonally, were registered in Austria (3.9%) and Holland (4.4%) and the highest in Spain, and in Latvia ( 20.0% in Q1/2010, the month data not available from March). Eurostat compiles ,,harmonised" unemployment rates for member states calculating the number of unemployed people aged 15 to 74 and who, are without work, available to start work within the next two weeks and have actively sought employment at some time during the previous four weeks, as percentage of the labour force. According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the jobless rate - calculated on the basis of the number of the registered unemployed - was 11.6% in June vs. 11.9% a month earlier and vs. 10.6% a year earlier.

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