Polish jobless rate third-lowest in EU, at 3.3% in September: Eurostat

Unemployment in Poland was a modest 3.3 percent in September, the third-lowest rate in the 28-nation European Union, the bloc’s statistics agency has reported.


The Czech Republic boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union in September, at 2.1 percent, followed by Germany with 3.1 percent, according to the Eurostat agency.


Meanwhile, Greece had the highest jobless rate in the EU, at 16.9 percent, while Spanish unemployment was the second-highest at 14.2 percent, the agency said. It reported that the EU average for September was 6.3 percent, unchanged from August and down from 6.7 percent in September 2018.


Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), which uses a different methodology, reported last month that the Polish jobless rate stood at 5.1 percent in September, down from 5.2 percent in August.

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