According to the recent estimates by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the registered unemployment rate in January was 14.0 per cent, while in December last year, it was equal to 13.4 per cent. - This is a significant increase primarily due to the impact of seasonal factors that significantly affect the situation in the Polish labour market. Although unemployment is currently at a very high level - says Łukasz Kozłowski, an expert of the Employers of Poland.
The economic recovery in Poland has already lasted three full quarters and is beginning to enter more advanced phases. From the year-on-year perspective, we have recorded a decrease in the proportion of the unemployed for the first time in over two years. Retail sales again become the growth engine of the Polish economy; industry and exports remain strong - as evidenced by, inter alia, the recent PMI readings - and companies are starting to plan investment. 2014 will be the time when employees start to feel an improvement in their situation.
Łukasz Kozłowski, an expert Employers of Poland