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Unemployment in Poland at 5.8% in August: labour minister

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Grzegorz Siwicki 06.09.2018 08:00
Unemployment in Poland fell to a new low of 5.8 percent in August, from 5.9 percent in July, the country’s labour minister has said.
Elżbieta Rafalska, Poland's minister for family, labour and social policy. Picture: Polish RadioElżbieta Rafalska, Poland's minister for family, labour and social policy. Picture: Polish Radio

The number of jobless people fell below 960,000 in August, Labour Minister Elżbieta Rafalska said during an economic conference on Wednesday.

She added that the figure was a preliminary estimate subject to confirmation by the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS).

Rafalska was speaking at the Krynica Economic Forum in the southern Polish resort town of Krynica-Zdrój.

She said in July that unemployment in Poland was the lowest in 28 years.

According to the European Union's Eurostat statistics agency, which uses a different methodology, unemployment in Poland was a modest 3.8 percent in May, the fourth-lowest rate in the 28-nation bloc.

(gs/pk)

Source: IAR

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