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Poland, unemployment drops to 12.1%, down 1.8% yoy

The number of jobless people rose slightly in December & January

09 February, 16:57
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - In Poland, the unemployment rate has increased compared with December, though it recorded a sharp decline in a year-over-year comparison, according to estimates released today by the Ministry of Labour in Warsaw.

According to Ministry's latest calculations, the unemployment rate in January was 12.1%, up 0.6% compared with December 2014, but down 1.8% compared with January 2013.

According to the Ministry of Labour, 1.919 million Poles were unemployed in January , 341,000 less than same month in 2014, but 94,000 more than December. The month-on-month increase was, however, lower than the increase recorded in January 2014 compared with December 2013 (160,000 - without additional work).

An increase was also recorded in the number of job offers in employment services, which were 71,000 in January, up 29% compared with the previous month. (ANSA).

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