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Poland Employment, Wages up on Year in March

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Employment in Polish companies rose by 0.5% in March on average year-on-year terms and amounted to 6,516,000 full-time equivalents, the Warsaw-based Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Friday.

In comparison to the previous month, average paid employment decreased by 0.1%. Poland's corporate sector wages growth eased to an annual 12.6% to PLN 7,508.34 (appr. EUR 1,611.70) in March from 13.6% increase in the previous month, the statistics agency added.

The highest increase in wages and salaries in comparison to the previous year was noted in transport & storage (18.7% to PLN 6,894.65), electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning supply (16.1% to PLN 11,242.62), and arts, entertainment & recreation (15.9% to PLN 6,292.17).

On a monthly basis, wages went up by 6.3%, after a 2.6% rise in the previous month, GUS said. The data of employment and wages refer to entities in the enterprise sector with 10 or more employees.

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