Poland - Slower wage growth - September 30, 2019

Wages growth in the private sector slowed down in August from 7.4% to 6.8% year-on-year. Another significant impulse should come in January 2020 with a strong increase in the minimum wage (15.6% in 2020). It is expected to result in a 1.2 to 1.5 percentage point increase overall. Employment growth decelerated from 2.8% to 2.6% YoY, slightly below expectations (2.7%). Recent official GUS surveys highlight reduced demand for workers - the number of vacancies reported by firms in the second quarter was 7.8% lower compared to the previous year. This trend is likely to continue in the coming months.

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