There were around 1,079,800 people without jobs across the nation at the end of March, down by 19,800 from a month earlier, according to the Polish labour ministry.
The state-run Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported last month that the Polish jobless rate held steady at 6.5 percent in February, unchanged from January.
Meanwhile, the European Union’s Eurostat statistics agency, which uses a different methodology, estimated on Tuesday that unemployment in Poland was a modest 3.1 percent in February, the lowest rate in the 27-nation bloc.
Poland's Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin has said that the government has spent tens of billions to save more than 6.9 million jobs since the coronavirus crisis hit the country more than a year ago.
Support for businesses throughout the country has exceeded PLN 200 billion (EUR 44 billion, USD 52 billion) during the last 12 months, he added.
President Andrzej Duda in late January signed into law Poland’s budget for 2021, which expects the country's unemployment rate to rise to 7.5 percent by the end of this year, from 6.2 percent at the end of 2020.
Source: IAR, PAP