An increase in average employment by 0.3 per cent in December 2013, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, does not confirm the positive view of the situation that resulted from the earlier data.
- Although the market consensus assumed an increase of 0.4 per cent, year on year, but it should be remembered that these figures concern only about one third of people working in Poland – says Łukasz Kozłowski, an expert of the Employers of Poland. – The estimates of the level of registered unemployment published earlier by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy suggest, however, that the situation on the labour market is improving faster than one should expect - says Kozłowski.
An average monthly salary in the enterprise sector amounted to PLN 4221.50 in December, and was 2.7 per cent higher than previous year, compared to the estimated 3.2 per cent. Although in the previous years the nominal earnings grew faster, yet the increase was almost entirely “consumed” by high inflation. What happened this time was quite the opposite.