Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6 percent in May 2020 from 5.8 percent in the previous month but slightly below market expectations of 6.1 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since February last year, amid the coronavirus crisis. The number of unemployed increased by 151.2 thousand from a month earlier to an over one-year high of 1117 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.4 percent

Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.51 percent from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 20.70 percent in February of 2003 and a record low of 0.30 percent in January of 1990. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 6.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Poland to stand at 9.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 7.60 percent in 2021 and 6.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 5.80 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-24 09:00 AM Feb 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
2020-04-24 08:00 AM Mar 5.4% 5.5% 5.6% 5.7%
2020-05-26 08:00 AM Apr 5.8% 5.4% 5.7% 5.8%
2020-06-24 08:00 AM May 6% 5.8% 6.1% 6.2%
2020-07-23 08:00 AM Jun 6% 6.7%
2020-08-25 08:00 AM Jul
2020-09-23 08:00 AM Aug
2020-10-23 08:00 AM Sep 8.8%


News Stream
Polish Jobless Rate at Over 1-Year High in May
Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6 percent in May 2020 from 5.8 percent in the previous month but slightly below market expectations of 6.1 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since February last year, amid the coronavirus crisis. The number of unemployed increased by 151.2 thousand from a month earlier to an over one-year high of 1117 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.4 percent
2020-06-24
Polish Jobless Rate At 1-Year High
Poland's unemployment rate increased to 5.8 percent in April of 2020 from 5.4 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 5.7 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since March of 2019 amid the coronavirus outbreak. The number of unemployed rose by 55.4 thousand from a month earlier to 964.8 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.6 percent.
2020-05-26
Polish Jobless Rate Lower than Expected in March
Poland's unemployment rate decreased to 5.4 percent in March of 2020 from 5.5 percent in the previous month, ahead of the coronavirus pandemic and below market expectations of 5.6 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 10.4 thousand from a month earlier to 909.4 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was higher at 5.9 percent.
2020-04-24
Polish Jobless Rate Steady at 5.5% in February
Poland's unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in February of 2020, unchanged from the previous month and matching market expectations. The rate remained at the highest level since April 2019, as the number of unemployed decreased only slightly by 1.4 thousand to 921 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent.
2020-03-24

Poland Unemployment Rate
In Poland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.