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Polish jobless rate second-lowest in EU, at 2.8% in October: Eurostat

30.11.2023 23:45
Unemployment in Poland was a modest 2.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month and the second-lowest rate in the 27-nation European Union, the bloc’s statistics agency has reported.
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Malta boasted the lowest jobless rate in the bloc in October, at 2.5 percent, while the Czech Republic trailed Poland in third place, with 2.9 percentaccording to the Eurostat agency.

Meanwhile, Spain had the highest seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in the EU, at 12 percent, and Swedish unemployment was the second-highest at 8 percent, according to the latest available data.

Eurostat reported on Thursday that the EU average for October was 6 percent, stabled compared with September.

Poland's statistics office (GUS), which uses a different methodology, reported this month that the Polish jobless rate held steady at 5 percent in October, unchanged from September.


Source: IAR, PAP, europa.eu/eurostat