New report reveals significant increase in salaries and employment in Poland
According to the latest data, the average number of full-time jobs in the national economy in 2022 reached 11 million, representing a 1.5% increase compared to the previous year. Additionally, the average gross monthly salary in the national economy increased by 12% in nominal terms compared to 2021.
The growth in salaries and employment in Poland is a positive sign for the country’s economy. Various sectors experienced an increase in employment compared to the previous year, with the highest growth observed in the Information and Communication sector (10.8%) and the Accommodation and Food Service sector (8.6%). On the other hand, a slight decrease in employment was recorded in three sectors, with the Agriculture, Forestry, Hunting, and Fishing sector experiencing the highest decline of 1.3%. The Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles sector maintained the same level of employment as the previous year.
When it comes to average gross monthly salaries, there was significant variation across different sectors based on the Polish Classification of Activities (PKD). Salaries ranged from 4,133.66 PLN in the Accommodation and Food Service sector to 11,098.14 PLN in the Mining and Quarrying sector. These figures represent a decrease of 35.0% and an increase of 74.4%, respectively, compared to the average gross monthly salary in Poland.
The report also highlights that all sectors registered an increase in average gross monthly salaries compared to 2021. The highest growth was observed in the Mining and Quarrying, as well as the Transportation and Warehousing sectors, with increases of 22.6% and 6% respectively, while the Education sector saw the lowest increase at 6%.
In other economic news, the September inflation rate in Poland was reported at 8.2% year-on-year, according to the Central Statistical Office. This figure aligns with the quick estimate provided by the office at the end of the previous month. As inflation continues to decline and economic conditions remain challenging, the National Bank of Poland is adjusting interest rates to support the domestic economy, while keeping the long-term goal of achieving sustainable inflation in mind.
Q: What was the increase in employment in Poland in 2022?
A: The average number of full-time jobs in the national economy increased by 1.5% compared to the previous year.
Q: Which sectors experienced the highest increase in employment?
A: The Information and Communication sector saw the highest growth of 10.8%, followed by the Accommodation and Food Service sector with an increase of 8.6%.
Q: Was there any sector with a decrease in employment?
A: Yes, the Agriculture, Forestry, Hunting, and Fishing sector experienced a decline in employment of 1.3%.
Q: What was the average gross monthly salary in the national economy in 2022?
A: The average gross monthly salary increased by 12% in nominal terms compared to 2021.
Q: Which sector had the highest average salary and the lowest average salary?
A: The Górnictwo i wydobywanie (Mining and Quarrying) sector had the highest average salary at 11,098.14 PLN per month, while the Zakwaterowanie i gastronomia (Accommodation and Food Service) sector had the lowest average salary at 4,133.66 PLN per month.