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Poznań has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. At the end of December 2017, the unemployment rate in Poznań amounted to 1.4%.

Number of unemployed

The number of unemployed in Poznań has been declining since 2012 – at the end of 2017 the unemployment rate amounted to 1.4% (compared to 1.9% a year earlier) and was the lowest in Poland, where the unemployment rate at the end of 2017 amounted to 6.6%, and in the Wielkopolska Region – to 3.7%.

Over the course of the year, the number of unemployed people in Poznań decreased by 1.5 thousand (to 5.0 thousand), although the number of available job offers remained unchanged.
Group layoffs covering 0.4 thousand employees were made by 14 companies.

Structure of unemployment

At the end of 2017, the largest groups of the unemployed in Poznań were people with the lowest education (lower secondary and below – 24.5%) and higher education (29.5%). Although university graduates found jobs the fastest, they often did not match their qualifications. It proves that the educational programmes at universities do not match the needs of the labour market.

Persons with shorter work experience had the greatest problems with getting employed. Nearly a half of the unemployed had less than 5 years of professional experience, and over a half (55%) of people registered in the District Labour Office (DLO) were at the age of highest professional activity (25-44 years old), including 28% aged 25-34.

Every fifth unemployed person was entitled to benefits, and nearly every second registered person was classified as a long-term unemployed person.

In 2017, employers hired mainly in retail and wholesale trade, administrative and financial services, as well as in industrial processing.

The number and dynamics of the unemployed
  Poznań Poznań and Poznań poviat
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2017 2017/ 2016 December 31, 2016 December 31, 2017 2017/ 2016
amount in % amount in % in % amount in % amount in % in %
In total, including: 7 964 100 6 578 100 82,6 12 684 100 10 636 100 83,9
men 3 740 47 2 936 44,6 78,5 5 691 44,9 4 516 42,5 79,4
women 4 224 53 3 642 55,4 86,2 6 993 55,1 6 120 57,5 87,5
according to the time of being out of work
up to 1 month 635 9,7 554 11 87,2 1 017 9,6 851 10,3 83,7
from 1 to 3 months 1 462 22,2 1 169 23,2 80 2 300 21,6 1 841 22,2 80
from 3 to 6 months 1 240 18,9 844 16,7 68,1 1 935 18,2 1 361 16,4 70,3
from 6 to 12 months 1 119 17 786 15,6 70,2 1 827 17,2 1 306 15,7 71,5
from 12 to 24 months 1 008 15,3 761 15,1 75,5 1 714 16,1 1 320 15,9 77
above 24 months 1 114 16,9 934 18,5 83,8 1 843 17,3 1 618 19,5 87,8
according to age
18-24 years old 392 6 315 6,2 80,4 778 7,3 605 7,3 77,8
25-34 years old 1 788 27,2 1 409 27,9 78,8 2 921 27,5 2 308 27,8 79
35-44 years old 1 605 24,4 1 343 26,6 83,7 2 518 23,7 2 146 25,9 85,2
45-54 years old 1 222 18,6 866 17,2 70,9 1 921 18,1 1 393 16,8 72,5
55-59 years old 900 13,7 672 13,3 74,7 1 472 13,8 1 150 13,9 78,1
60-64 years old 671 10,2 443 8,8 66 1 026 9,6 695 8,4 67,7
according to education
Higher 1 829 27,8 1 491 29,5 81,5 2 664 25 2 146 25,9 80,6
Post-secondary and secondary vocational 1 199 18,2 908 18 75,7 1 941 18,2 1 534 18,5 79
general secondary 766 11,6 619 12,3 80,8 1 205 11,3 987 11,9 81,9
vocational 1 136 17,3 792 15,7 69,7 2 098 19,7 1 527 18,4 72,8
Lower secondary and lower 1 648 25,1 1 238 24,5 75,1 2 728 25,6 2 103 25,3 77,1
according to work experience
up to 1 year 1 300 19,8 1 012 20 77,8 1 968 18,5 1 547 18,6 78,6
to 1 do 5 years 1 214 18,5 991 19,6 81,6 1 929 18,1 1 585 19,1 82,2
to 5 do 10 years 1 002 15,2 785 15,6 78,3 1 677 15,8 1 343 16,2 80,1
to 10 do 20 years 1 044 15,9 812 16,1 77,8 1 779 16,7 1 401 16,9 78,8
to 20 do 30 years 936 14,2 642 12,7 68,6 1 526 14,3 1 105 13,3 72,4
30 and more 457 6,9 302 6 66,1 782 7,4 524 6,3 67
no work experience
625 9,5 503 10 80,5 975 9,2 792 9,5 81,2
Source: Poviat Labour Office, Poznań City Hall’s calculations

 

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