According to Eurostat methodology, the unemployment rate in Poland rose to 10.6 percent in January from 10.4 percent in December. Unemployment in the euro zone was 11.9 percent, up from 11.8 percent in December, and in the whole EU it was 10.8 percent, compared with 10.7 percent in December.
Eurostat uses the International Labour Organisation's methodology to calculate the unemployment rate. It comprises the percentage of persons aged 15-74 who are without work, are available to start work within the next two weeks and have actively sought employment at some time during the previous four weeks.
Poland's statistics office GUS, which uses different methodology, put Poland's unemployment rate at 14.2 percent in January, up from 13.4 percent in December.
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