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Poland's jobless rate falls to 13.5 per cent in May due to increase in seasonal jobs

WARSAW, Poland – Poland’s jobless rate fell to 13.5 per cent at the end of May from 14 per cent the previous month as warmer weather saw an increase in seasonal outdoor jobs.

The Central Statistical Office said Tuesday that some 2.17 million people in this nation of 38 million were without a job in May.

Experts say that the economy is showing the first signs of recovery after a sharp slowdown last year, when it grew a mere 1.9 per cent, compared with 4.5 per cent in 2011.

Ever since the transition from communist to market economy 23 years ago, Poland has struggled with unemployment of above 10 per cent.