Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent in October of 2021 from 5.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since March 2020, as the number of unemployed fell by 23.8 thousand to 910.9 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.22 percent from 1990 until 2021, 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 December of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 5.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2022 and 5.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-25 08:00 AM Sep 5.6% 5.8% 5.7% 5.7%
2021-11-25 09:00 AM Oct 5.5% 5.6% 5.5% 5.5%
2021-12-23 09:00 AM Nov 5.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.60 percent Oct/21
Unemployed Persons 910.90 934.70 Thousand Oct/21
Employed Persons 16597.00 16433.00 Thousand Jun/21
Job Vacancies 81.40 94.60 Thousand Oct/21
Wages 5657.30 5504.52 PLN/Month Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 5675.31 5635.25 PLN/Month Oct/21
Wage Growth 8.40 8.70 percent Oct/21
Employment Change 0.50 0.60 percent Oct/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.10 56.70 percent Jun/21

News Stream
Polish Jobless Rate Falls Further to 19-Month Low
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent in October of 2021 from 5.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since March 2020, as the number of unemployed fell by 23.8 thousand to 910.9 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent.
2021-11-25
Polish September Jobless Rate at 1-1/2-Year Low
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.6 percent in September of 2021 from 5.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.7 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since March 2020, as the number of unemployed fell by 26.1 thousand to 934.7 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent.
2021-10-25
Polish July Jobless Rate at Over 1-Year Low
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent in July of 2021 from 5.9 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2020, as the number of unemployed fell by 18.5 thousand to 974.9 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent. In the second quarter the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent compared to 4.0 percent in the first quarter.
2021-08-24

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.