Polish unemployment down to 5.4% in May: labour minister

Unemployment in Poland dropped to a new low of 5.4 percent in May, from 5.6 percent in April, the country’s labour minister said on Thursday.

The figure marked the lowest monthly jobless rate in the country since September 1990, Labour and Social Policy Minister Bożena Borys-Szopa told reporters.

Poland’s unemployment rate in May was 0.7 percentage points lower than in the same month last year, Borys-Szopa said.

There were around 907,100 people without jobs at the end of last month, down by 95,000 from a year earlier, she added.

The country’s state-run Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported last month that Poland’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in April, from 5.9 percent in March.

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