Harmonized unemployment rate in Poland remains at 10.4% in September

By bne IntelliNews November 4, 2013

Poland's harmonized unemployment rate amounted to 10.4% in September of 2013, unchanged from the previous month (and from July), data by EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, showed. In annual terms, the jobless rate inched down by 0.1pps.

The average jobless rate for the EU's 28 member states amounted to 11.0% in September, unchanged from the previous month.

There were 1,786 thousand unemployed in Poland in September of 2013, down from 1,787 thousand in August of 2013, but up from 1,780 thousand in the same month of 2012.

Based on the ILO definition, Eurostat defines unemployed as persons aged 15 to 74 who are without work, are available to start work within the next two weeks and who have actively sought employment at some time during the previous four weeks.

According to Poland's statistics office GUS, the unemployment rate - calculated on the basis of the number of the registered unemployed - was 13.0% in September of 2013, unchanged from August.

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