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    Ministry of Family and Social Policy: Poland’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1% in May

    In May 2023, Poland’s unemployment rate reached an impressive low of 5.1%, according to estimates by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy. This figure represents a decrease of 0.1 percentage points compared to the previous month, marking the lowest unemployment rate recorded in May in over 30 years, as highlighted by Minister of Family and Social Policy Marlena Maląg.

    The registered unemployment rate at the end of May 2023 stood at 5.1 percentage points, a decline of 0.1 percentage points compared to April of the same year and 0.3 percentage points compared to May 2022, based on estimates by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy.

    Minister Marlena Maląg emphasized the effectiveness of the measures implemented by the Law and Justice government, stating, “Once again, we are witnessing the effectiveness of the instruments introduced by the Law and Justice government. The measures we have taken effectively protect the Polish labour market and support the entrepreneurship of Poles. The latest data confirm what a hard-working and ambitious nation we are.”

    Among the voivodeships, the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship boasted the lowest unemployment rate at 3%, while the Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Podkarpackie Voivodeships had the highest rates at 8.6%.

    In May 2023, the number of registered unemployed individuals in labour offices reached 803.6 thousand, representing a decrease of 18.3 thousand people or 2.2%. Compared to May 2022, there were 46.6 thousand fewer unemployed individuals, marking a decrease of 5.5%.

    Employers reported a total of 92.9 thousand job vacancies and occupational activation opportunities to labour offices, indicating an increase of 11.7 thousand compared to April 2023.

    Poland’s Unemployment Rate Reaches Historic Low,

    Eurostat data highlights Poland’s remarkable position with the lowest unemployment rate in the entire European Union. In April of the same year, Poland, and the Czech Republic both reported an unemployment rate of 2.7%, whereas the European Union and Eurozone recorded rates of 6% and 6.5% respectively.

    Minister Marlena Maląg proudly stated, “This is a huge, historic success that testifies to the strength of the Polish economy,” underscoring the positive impact of Poland’s achievement in the European context.


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