– Faster GDP growth dynamic in Poland is starting to have an impact on the situation of those looking for employment – revival on the job market is a reality – expert of Employers of Poland Łukasz Kozłowski comments the latest unemployment rate estimations prepared by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. In April, the figure was 13 percent, which means a decrease of 0.5 percent points compared to March and as much as 1 percent point in relation to the same period last year.
December was a breakthrough month for Polish labor market – it was the month when the year to year unemployment rate growth trend reversed. Consecutive months brought further improvement. As a result, the number of unemployed people started decreasing as a early as February. Within less than six months of halting negative tendencies, Polish economy achieved the highest year to year unemployment rate decrease dynamics since the turn of 2008 and 2009.
It is almost certain that the trend of decreasing unemployment rate will continue. We can even hope that in May, it will fall to ca. 12.5 percent. What is more, it is quite likely that in June or July this index will decrease to under 12 percent. The loss of growth impetus of the Polish economy, which has seen a revival in the last year, is a possible threat to this scenario.
Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland