Record number of new jobs in Poland in 2017: study
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish enterprises created a record 250,000 new jobs as of the end of November last year, shows a study by the Rzeczpospolita daily.
The figure is higher than in the banner year of 2007, when the Polish economy grew at a record rate of 6.7 percent.
A third of the new jobs were created by industrial companies, particularly export-oriented ones, such as car manufacturers (14,000 new jobs), metalworking plants (12,000), synthetic materials producers (11,000) and furniture makers (6,000).
“The higher the proportion of industry in the number of new jobs, the better,” said Piotr Bujak, chief economist with the PKO BP bank. “Higher employment is bound to translate into greater productivity above the EU average, which in turn is key to maintaining a high growth rate in Poland,” he added.