– The increase in unemployment rate is seasonal and does not result from a worsening of the economic climate – Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland, comments the newest figures presented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.
According to recent figures presented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, unemployment is currently at a level of 11.4 percent and in November registered an increase of 0.1 percent compared to the month before.
It is worth pointing out that in comparison to an analogous period of last year, the unemployment rate decreased by 1.8 percentage points which – after eliminating seasonal factors – is a testament to a further improvement of the situation n the labour market in our country.
Companies active in Poland realize further investment Project, increasing spending on fixed assets and creating new jobs. They were not discouraged by a slight economic downturn mid-year, as most of them are positive in their assessment of growth perspectives for the internal markets. What is more, the most recent economic figures are more optimistic which lessens the risk of a deeper downturn in next quarters.
The improving situation on the labour market, together with the decrease in prices of basic consumption goods, is positively influencing the increase in disposable income of households, thus supporting internal demand as well.
At the end of this year, the registered unemployment rate probably should not exceed 11.7 percent – which is far lower that the government estimated in this year’s budget.
Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland