Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent in May of 2022 from 5.2 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since November 2019, as the number of registered unemployed declined by 27.8 thousand to 850.2 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 12.10 percent from 1990 until 2022, 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 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 5.80 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 6.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-25 08:00 AM Apr 5.2% 5.4% 5.3% 5.3%
2022-06-24 08:00 AM May 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% 5.1%
2022-07-22 08:00 AM Jun 5.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.20 percent May 2022
Unemployed Persons 850.20 878.00 Thousand May 2022
Employed Persons 16714.00 16780.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Job Vacancies 89.20 79.80 Thousand May 2022
Wages 6235.22 5995.09 PLN/Month Mar 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 6142.72 6293.68 PLN/Month May 2022
Wage Growth 13.50 14.10 percent May 2022
Employment Change 2.40 2.80 percent May 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.40 57.60 percent Dec 2021

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.20 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Polish Jobless Rate Hits 2-1/2-Year Low
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent in May of 2022 from 5.2 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since November 2019, as the number of registered unemployed declined by 27.8 thousand to 850.2 thousand. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.1 percent.
2022-06-24
Poland Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2019
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.2 percent in April of 2022 from 5.4 percent in the previous month and was slightly below market expectations of 5.3%. It was the lowest jobless rate since December 2019, as the number of registered unemployed declined by 24.1 thousand to 878,000. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.3 percent.
2022-05-25
Poland Jobless Rate Edges Down to 5.4% in March
Poland’s unemployment rate edged down to 5.4 percent in March of 2022 from 5.5 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployment declined by 19.7 thousand to 902.1 thousand people. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 6.4 percent.
2022-04-26