In December 2012, the registered unemployment rate was 13.4 percent, the Poland's statistics office GUS said. The figure was 0.9 percentage points higher than in December 2011 and 0.5 points higher than in November 2012.
The number of registered unemployed persons was 2.136 million. The last time that the unemployment rate was this high was in February 2012.
Poland's unemployment rate has remained above 12 percent for 13 straight months now.
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