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Economic Forum in Krynica with meetings about health, labor market and family


The XXVIII edition of the Economic Forum took place on 4-6 September 2018 in Krynica. It was the most important meeting of people from the world of politics and business from Central and Eastern Europe. The event which was attended by the Management of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy was titled "Europe of common values ​​or Europe of common interests?".


Unemployment in July the lowest in years


In July, the registered unemployment rate remained at a record low level of 5.9%,” the Statistics Poland informed, confirming the estimates of the Ministry of Family.


New Competition – Quality Mark of Social and Solidary Economy


The competition for the award of the Quality Mark of Social and Solidary Economy 2018 has been launched. Applications may be submitted by social cooperatives of natural persons and social economy entities benefiting from repayable financial support under the European Social Fund.


The number of places for the little ones will increase 70%


As much as 143 thousand places of care for children can be functioning by the end of 2018. This is an increase of over 70% since 2015. In just 2.5 years, the number of care institutions for children up to three years old in Poland increased 49%, from less than 3 thousand to almost 4.5 thousand institutions.


More family assistants with full-time jobs


In 2017, over 80% of family assistants worked on the basis of contracts of employment. This is an increase of 7 percentage points compared to 2016. The number of family assistants is also growing. In 2017, almost 4 thousand assistants were working with families.


Higher benefits for disabled people and their carers


The Council of Ministers adopted a regulation on increasing benefits for families. The assistance allowance will increase for the first time in 12 years. The benefits for carers of people with disabilities, which have not been increased since their introduction, will also be higher.


Optimism in the labour market


Nearly 3/4 of employees are satisfied with the work they are doing. The 32nd edition of the quarterly Randstad survey “Monitor Rynku Pracy” shows that, compared to other European countries, Poland is ahead of the curve.



Parents on holidays


As much as 445.5 thousand people took parental leave from January to May in 2018.


Eurostat: Poland’s unemployment rate at 3.8%


In Poland, according to the estimates by the Eurostat, unemployment rate was 3.8% in May 2018.


Pro labore securo award


On June 26th the annual Pro labore securo awards ceremony took place at the Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute.

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