In the “Inflation Report” published a few days ago by the Polish National Bank, no indicator has changed in years. It is about the rate of professional activity – writes Interia. At the end of this year, it is expected to reach 56.6 percent, and in two years to 56.5 percent. In 2019, it was less than 56%. – So there is some improvement.
Pensioners, students as well as people of working age represent up to a third of the economically inactive group.
In 2019, there were 862 unemployed for every 1,000 Polish workers. Currently, the index has also fallen to 819 unemployed. This group includes more than 6 million retirees. The number of people receiving this benefit has increased by 1 million since 2015. The annual expenditure of the Social Insurance Corporation (ZUS) on pensions has increased from PLN 126 billion to PLN 176 billion.
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There are several million more people studying, unable to work due to illness or disability, or running a home. Officially, we also have from several hundred thousand to a million unemployed – but we must remember that this situation is not caused by people who are not looking for a job and do not feel the need.
An unemployed person is a person who does not work, who is registered with the temporary employment office and declares his readiness to take up paid work.
According to information on the professional activity of Poles at the end of the first quarter, 819 per 1,000 people aged 15-89 are not employed, writes Interia. The portal estimates that 16.4 million people worked at that time, 687,000 were unemployed, and more than 12.7 million people were economically inactive.
Commenting on the Interia.pl portal, Monica Couric, chief economist at Pocztowy Bank, emphasized that in terms of professional activity our result is worse than not only in Western Europe or Scandinavia, but also in Czechs and Hungarians.