Poland's harmonized unemployment rate remained unchanged on the month at 10.2% in October of 2013, data by EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, showed. It was the same as in August and September of this year. In annual terms, the jobless rate inched down by 0.1pps.
The average jobless rate for the EU's 28 member states amounted to 10.9% in October, unchanged from the previous month (in fact, it was at the same level as of July).
There were 1,776 thousand unemployed in October in August of 2013, up from 1,774 thousand in September of 2013, but down from 1,787 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 October of 2013, unchanged on the month.
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