Poland Employment Rises in January
Corporate employment in Poland rose 1.1% year-on-year to 6.530 million people in January 2023, the least since December 2021, data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed on Monday.
On a monthly basis, employment increased by 0.4%, equivalent to an increase of approximately 25.400 full-time workers, driven by lower number of sickness absences and admissions in the units.
Separate figures from the Warsaw-based agency showed that Poland's corporate sector wages increased by an annual 13.5% to PLN 6,883.96 (EUR 1,450) in January following a 10.3% growth in the prior month.
On a monthly basis, wages ticked down 6.1%, after a 6.9% rise in the previous month.
The highest increase in wages and salaries in comparison to the previous year was noted in transport & storage (25% to PLN 6,607.32), agriculture, forestry & fishing (16.1% to PLN 9,302.83) and mining & quarrying (15.8% to PLN 8,999.74).
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