– A higher than predicted increase of employment in business is undoubtedly a positive sign, but it is still much weaker than in 2011. Considering that we are now dealing with a faster drop in unemployment rate than 3 years ago, one can speculate that recently small companies with less than 10 employees have created most new jobs, as they are not included in GUS statistics – comments Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland.
In December, employment in business grew by 1.1. percent year to year, 0.1 percentage points more than an average prognosis and 0.2 percentage points more than in November. This is clearly an optimistic sign, though it is worth remembering that it is still far less than in 2011 , when some months saw a year to year growth dynamic of over 4 percent.
Keeping in mind the estimations made by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy concerning registered unemployment last year, one gets the impression that the situation on the labour market is continuously improving. Due to the impact of seasonal factors more and more people will look for work in the coming months, but to a lesser extent than usually. The so-called “business sector” is by its very nature less susceptible to seasonal changes which explains why in December, employment in this sector decreased only by 2000 people. If the current rate of growth is maintained, in spring and in summer we should see increased employment yet again.