The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on selected elements of the labour market in Poland in the third quarter of 2021

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In March 2020, the state of epidemic threat was announced in Poland, followed by the state of epidemic in connection with the spread of an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, named COVID-19. Following the assessment of the epidemic situation, solutions were introduced by law to prevent and counteract the spread of the said virus and to combat the disease caused by it. These solutions were also applicable to the labour market. Among them, for instance, was the introduction of the possibility of working from outside a permanent workplace, that is remote work. The data presented in this publication were obtained from the Labour Demand Survey1.

The Labour Demand Survey is conducted using the representative method on a quarterly basis. According to the scope of the survey, it covers notional economy entities and their local units employing at least 1 person. The survey shows that at the end of the third quarter of 2021, the number of occupied jobs was almost the same as at the end of the third quarter of 2020.