Labour market in quite good condition despite COVID-19 restrictions: report

Poland’s labour market remains resilient to the economic woes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and despite a larger-than-expected jump in redundancies last month, according to “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” daily.

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“In October, faced with new restrictions, 68 employers announced plans to dismiss a total of 6,670 employees,” the newspaper Gazeta Prawna reported on Monday. “This means that the Polish labour market calmly accepted both the reports regarding the growth of new COVID-19 cases and the increased number of restrictions announced by the government,” the article reads.

According to the labour ministry, Poland’s unemployment rate has remained nearly unchanged since June, at 6.1 percent. Figures from Statistics Poland reveal that the gross average wage in enterprises went up by 4.7 percent year on year, and 1.6 percent month on month in October 2020.

“This shows that the response of Polish employers this time was different to late March when they first decided not to hire new employees,” the daily wrote.