Poland's unemployment rate edged down to 6.4 percent in March of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since December last year, as the number of unemployed decreased by 21.1 thousand to 1.078 million. A year earlier, the jobless rate was much lower at 5.4 percent. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Unemployment Rate in Poland averaged 12.34 percent from 1990 until 2021, 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 May of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Poland is expected to be 7.10 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 6.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.10 percent in 2022 and 5.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.50 20.70 0.30 1990 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-27 09:00 AM Dec 6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6.2%
2021-02-23 09:00 AM Jan 6.5% 6.2% 6.5% 6.5%
2021-03-23 09:00 AM Feb 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6%
2021-04-26 08:00 AM Mar 6.4% 6.5% 6.4% 6.4%
2021-05-26 08:00 AM Apr 6.4% 6.3%
2021-06-24 08:00 AM May
2021-07-23 08:00 AM Jun
2021-08-25 08:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Polish Jobless Rate Falls to 3-Month Low
Poland's unemployment rate edged down to 6.4 percent in March of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since December last year, as the number of unemployed decreased by 21.1 thousand to 1.078 million. A year earlier, the jobless rate was much lower at 5.4 percent.
2021-04-26
Polish Jobless Rate Steady at Near 3-Year High
Poland's unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in February of 2021, unchanged from the previous month and against market consensus of 6.6 percent. It remained at the highest level since March of 2018, as the number of unemployed increased by 9.1 thousand to a three-year high of 1.099 million. A year earlier, the jobless rate was much lower at 5.5 percent.
2021-03-23
Poland Jobless Rate Rises to 6.5% in January
Poland's unemployment rate rose to 6.5 percent in January of 2021 from 6.2 percent in the previous month and matching market consensus. It was the highest jobless rate since March of 2018, as the number of unemployed increased by 168.2 thousand to a near three-year high of 1.046 million.
2021-02-23
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

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.