According to GUS, in September the registered unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent - 0.2 percent less than according to the prognoses of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. – These figures are a big surprise as the registered unemployment rate rarely differs that much from the prognoses of the ministry. This significantly changes the picture of the situation on the Polish labour market – as it transpires, the dynamics of unemployment decrease are growing, rather than slowing down. It is increasingly likely that it will stay in single digits until the end of the year. However, one should keep in mind that it is caused mainly by the statistical effect – the number of unemployed is marginally different from the initial estimations – comments Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland.
The condition of the labour market is seemingly much better than expected – as the unemployment rate is falling faster and faster, while earlier figures suggested that this positive trend would be dying out. At the same time, the number of the unemployed is higher than the ministry’s prognoses from early September by only 1500. This means that the rate dropped chiefly thanks to an improvement in the level of economic activity – the total number of the employed and those who are looking for a job.
Łukasz Kozłowski, economic expert of Employers of Poland