Polish unemployment rises to 13 per cent in January
Feb 23, 2011, 11:12 GMT
Warsaw - Unemployment in Poland rose to 13 per cent in January, up from from 12.3 per cent the previous month, the Central Statistical Office said Wednesday.
The rise in the number of jobless came as many construction and road building projects were halted because of harsh winter weather, analysts said.
Some 2.1 million Poles registered as unemployed by the end of January, which was some 150,300 more than the previous month. About 44 per cent of unemployed people live in rural areas, the statistical office said.
Also Wednesday, the office announced a rise of 5.8 per cent in retail sales for January, compared to the same period last year. That figure was bellow the 8.5-per-cent rise expected by analysts.
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