Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in December of 2020 from 5.2 percent in the same month last year and matching market consensus. It was the highest jobless rate since April of 2018, as the number of unemployed increased by 179.6 thousand to a near three-year high of 1.046 million. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.39 percent from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 20.70 percent in February of 2003 and a record low of 0.30 percent in January of 1990. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 7.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Poland to stand at 6.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.10 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-23 08:00 AM Sep 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.2%
2020-11-25 09:00 AM Oct 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2020-12-23 09:00 AM Nov 6.1% 6.1% 6.2% 6.1%
2021-01-27 09:00 AM Dec 6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6.2%
2021-02-25 09:00 AM Jan 6.2% 6.5%
2021-03-24 09:00 AM Feb
2021-04-23 08:00 AM Mar
2021-05-26 08:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Polish December Jobless Rate at Near 3-Year High
Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in December of 2020 from 5.2 percent in the same month last year and matching market consensus. It was the highest jobless rate since April of 2018, as the number of unemployed increased by 179.6 thousand to a near three-year high of 1.046 million.
2021-01-27
Polish Jobless Rate Up to 6.1% in November
Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent in November 2020, from 5.1 percent in the same month last year and in line with market consensus. The number of unemployed people increased by 176.1 thousand to 1.026 million, as the coronavirus crisis hit the labor market.
2020-12-23
Polish October Jobless Rate Steady at Near 1-1/2-Year High
Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in October of 2020, unchanged from the previous four months and matching market expectations. It remains the highest jobless rate since February of 2019, as the number of unemployed persons dropped just 6.6 thousand from a month earlier to 1,018.4 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5 percent.
2020-11-25
Polish September Jobless Rate Steady at Near 1-1/2-Year High
Poland’s unemployment rate came in at 6.1 percent in September of 2020, unchanged from the previous three months and matching market expectations. It remains the highest jobless rate since February of 2019, as the number of unemployed persons dropped just 3.3 thousand from a month earlier to 1,024.7 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 5.1 percent.
2020-10-23

Poland Unemployment Rate
In Poland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.