In the 1st quarter 2023, the number of employed persons in Switzerland increased by 2.1% compared with the same quarter in 2022. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Office (ILO) decreased from 4.6% to 4.3% in Switzerland and from 6.2% to 6.0% in the EU.
In Poland, in 2021, the number of economically active people aged 50 and over was 4 811 thousand. The number of economically inactive people at this age was 8 723 thousand. The employment rate and activity rate were higher among men.
In March 2023, average paid employment in the enterprise sector compared to March 2022 was higher by 0.5% y/y and amounted to 6516.8 thousand full-time equivalents. In comparison to the previous month average paid employment decreased by 0.1%.
Average gross wages and salaries in the enterprise sector in March 2023 compared to March 2022 were higher by 12.6% y/y and amounted to 7508.34 PLN. In regard to February 2023 average gross wages and salaries increased by 6.3%.
66,606 persons injured in accidents at work were reported in 2022, by 3.2% fewer than in 2021. The number of injured persons per 1,000 employed persons (the incidence rate) decreased from 5.10 to 4.66.
The Central Statistical Office published basic information on the level of professional activity in Poland by demographic and social characteristics; professional characteristics, employment status and working hours. The characteristics of the unemployed include the duration of unemployment and reasons for professional inactivity, job search methods, professional past and the situation of disabled people on the labor market.
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