Unemployment in Poland at 5.8% in August: labour minister
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Unemployment in Poland fell to a new low of 5.8 percent in August, from 5.9 percent in July, the country’s labour minister has said.
The number of jobless people fell below 960,000 in August, Labour Minister Elżbieta Rafalska said during an economic conference on Wednesday.
She added that the figure was a preliminary estimate subject to confirmation by the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS).
Rafalska was speaking at the Krynica Economic Forum in the southern Polish resort town of Krynica-Zdrój.
She said in July that unemployment in Poland was the lowest in 28 years.
According to the European Union's Eurostat statistics agency, which uses a different methodology, unemployment in Poland was a modest 3.8 percent in May, the fourth-lowest rate in the 28-nation bloc.