Monday, February 25, 2013 10:33 am
Poland's jobless rate rises to 14.2 percent
The Associated Press
The figure, released Monday by the Central Statistical Office, comes as the country is seeing a slowdown in its once-strong economy. Some job losses, however, are typical in winter, when work in agriculture and construction declines due to cold weather.
Other data released Monday gave a more positive signal about the economy, showing that retail sales rose by 3.1 percent year-on-year in January.
Poland's economy grew 2 percent last year and economists expect slightly weaker growth this year.