Commenting on unemployment data issued by statistics office GUS on Thursday, Labor Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz said that he expects the end-year unemployment rate in 2013 to be lower than the 13.4 percent Poland recorded in December 2012, a 0.5 percentage-point rise from November.
Mr Kosiniak-Kamysz stressed that an expected improvement in the economic situation will have a positive affect on employment levels. He added that the last two rises in the unemployment rate were the effects of seasonal trends at the end of the year. The minister went on to say that while unemployment is expected to grow further in January, the ministry has already started working to battle the problem.
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