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Polish unemployment up to 6% in May: stats office

24.06.2020 10:10
Unemployment in Poland rose to 6 percent in May, from 5.8 percent in April, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Wednesday, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The figure was in line with an earlier estimate by the country’s labour minister.

There were around 1,011,700 people without jobs at the end of May, up from 965,800 a month earlier, according to the state-run statistics agency.

Poland’s Labour Minister Marlena Maląg said this month that some 5 million jobs have been saved throughout the country thanks to measures including a massive relief and stimulus package that aims to shield the economy from the coronavirus.

By Wednesday, Poland had reported a total of 32,527 coronavirus infections and 1,375 deaths from the COVID-19 respiratory disease.


Source: PAP