The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on selected elements of the labour market in Poland in the first quarter of 2022

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At the end of the first quarter of 2022, there were 158.7 thousand job vacancies in Poland, 44.0% more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Over the year, the number of newly created jobs decreased slightly (by 1.0%). On the other hand, the number of jobs liquidated during the quarter increased (by 16.6%). In the first quarter of 2022, there were 2.3 newly created jobs per liquidated job.

The Labour Demand Survey is conducted using the representative method on a quarterly basis, on the Z–05 reporting form. It covers national economy entities employing at least one person. The results of the survey show that at the end of the first quarter of 2022, private sector entities constituted the vast majority, i.e. 91.1%, of the total number of entities. In terms of entity size expressed by the number of employed persons, the most numerous were entities with up to 9 employed persons (69.4% of the total number of entities).