Poland’s jobless rate was among the lowest in the 28-nation bloc, the Eurostat added.
In November, joblessness in Poland stood at 4.5 percent, while in December 2016 it was 5.5 percent, according to the agency.
The Czech Republic was the country with the lowest unemployment in the European Union in December, at 2.3 percent, followed by Germany and Malta, each with 3.6 percent, according to Eurostat.
Meanwhile, Greece had the highest jobless rate in the EU, at 20.7 percent, followed by Spain, with 16.4 percent, the agency said on Wednesday.
It added that the EU average for December was 7.6 percent and was the lowest since October 2008.
In December 2016, the average unemployment rate in the EU was 8.2 percent, according to Eurostat.