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Registered Unemployment in the Silesian Voivodeship at the end of March 2012

          The number of the unemployed registered in the local labour offices at the end of March 2012  amounted  to  204,8  thous.  persons  (111,3 thous. of which constituted females), and it was lower than the one observed at the end of the previous month by 1,5 thous. persons.

The  unemployment  rate  at  the  end  of March 2012  comprised  11,0%  of  the economically active civilian population. It was by 2,3 point lower than in the country (13,3%).

At the end of March 2012, the highest number of registered unemployed persons was reported in the cities with poviat status: Częstochowa (14,878), Sosnowiec (11,446) and Bytom (11,431). The lowest number of registered unemployed persons was reported in poviats: bieruńsko-lędziński (1,481), Żory (1,920)  and rybnicki (2,085).

 Unemployed persons registered in labour offices

(as of the end of month)

 

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The majority of the unemployed population constituted women. The number of unemployed women at the end of March 2012 amounted to 111,341 which constituted 54,4% of the total number of the registered unemployed persons.

There were 31,351 persons possessing benefit rights, which comprised 15,3% of the total number of the registered unemployed (in the previous month it was 32,374 persons). Among this group of the unemployed 54,8% constituted females.

In March 2012 the number of the newly registered (so called ‘inflow to unemployment’[1]) was 22,072 persons (49,1% of which were females). It was lower than at the end of the same period of the previous month by 1,7 thous. persons, including 4,622 (20,9%) registered for the first time, and 17,450 (79,1%) registered for the subsequent time.

The number of unemployed withdrawn from labour office registers in poviat labour offices (so called ‘outflow from unemployment’[2]) constituted 23,522:

-     9,441 of the unemployed were withdrawn from labour offices registers due to taking up a job;

-     7,827 of the unemployed were withdrawn because of unreadiness to take up a job;

-     2,394 started in traineeships.

The unemployed residents of rural area constituted 21,7% of the total number of persons registered in poviat labour offices (44,496 persons). Only 5,1% (2,283 persons) of the unemployed rural residents are unemployed farm owners.

Unemployed persons with a specific situation on labour market are, among others, without secondary education, who constituted 56,2% of the total number of registered unemployed persons at the end of March 2012. Long-term unemployed[3] persons amounted to 44,1%. The share of registered unemployed persons without occupational qualifications constituted 29,4% of the total number of registered unemployed persons, 24,4% of those without professional experience. People over 50 years old -  23,4%, while people aged 25 and below constituted 18,2% of the total number

Women, who after the birth of child did not undertake employment amounted to 20,578. Bringing up single-handed at least one child aged 18 and below (19,803). The disabled persons and the unemployed, who after undergoing imprisonment penalty did not undertake employment constituted respectively 12,463 and 5,083. Effective after a social contract is finished[4] amounted to 319 persons.

In March 2012 the local labour offices received 10,240 vacancies and places for vocational activation. At the end of March, local labour offices had vacancies and places for vocational activation for 7,510 persons (2,3 thous. comprised vacancies and places for vocational activation not undertaken for a period exceeding one month).

The number of persons dismissed due to company reasons amounted to 105 persons.

 The unemployed by sex, age and educational level

 

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The majority of the unemployed population constituted women. At the end of the I quarter of 2012, the share of women in the total number of the unemployed amounted to 54,4%. The highest number of women among the total unemployed persons was reported in poviat: rybnicki (64,8%), in the cities with poviat status: Rybnik (63,5%) and Żory (63,2%).

 

Structure of registered unemployed persons by sex, (as of the end of quarter)

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At the end of the presented period, the largest group among the unemployed constituted persons aged 25-34 years. Their number amounted to 61,5 thous.(30,0%).

The percentage share of registered unemployed persons at the age 45-54 years comprised 20,3%, 35-44 years – 19,4%, 18-24 years – 18,2%, , while persons aged over 54 constituted 12,0%.

The majority of the unemployed registered in the local labour offices comprised persons with relatively low level of education. The two largest groups among the unemployed constituted persons with basic vocational education and lower secondary, primary and incomplete primary education and (their shares amounted 28,1% of the total number of unemployed registered at the end of March 2012). The certificate of completion of post-secondary and vocational secondary schools had 22,8% of the total number of the unemployed, the graduates from tertiary schools constituted 11,6% and general secondary schools completed 9,5%.

 
 REGISTERED UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN LOCAL LABOUR OFFICES BY SUBREGIONS / POVIATS

Subregions / poviats

Registered unemployed persons (31st March 2012)

unemployment rate

31st March 2012 (%)

total

of total

women

share of women in the total number of unemployed

unemployed persons entitled to benefit

in rural areas

Silesian Voivodeship

204,804

111,341

54,4

31,351

44,496

11,0

Subregion  bielski

28,741

15,037

52,3

5,512

14,901

10,5

p. bielski

5,831

3,118

53,5

1,309

4,181

10,9

p. cieszyński

7,774

3,949

50,8

1,372

3,943

11,2

p. żywiecki

8,467

4,443

52,5

1,505

6,777

15,9

c. Bielsko-Biała

6,669

3,527

52,9

1,326

0

6,8

Subregion bytomski

23,982

13,258

55,3

2,788

3,948

15,7

p. lubliniecki

3,792

1,970

52,0

609

2,353

14,1

p. tarnogórski

5,873

3,211

54,7

757

1,595

11,9

c. Bytom

11,431

6,402

56,0

1,103

0

20,1

c. Piekary Śląskie

2,886

1,675

58,0

319

0

15,2

Subregion częstochowski

33,526

16,340

48,7

5,848

13,230

15,1

p. częstochowski

8,761

4,207

48,0

1,495

7,472

19,5

p. kłobucki

4,750

2,342

49,3

992

3,662

14,3

p. myszkowski

5,137

2,560

49,8

1,193

2,096

20,1

c. Częstochowa

14,878

7,231

48,6

2,168

0

12,6

Subregion  gliwicki

19,100

10,903

57,1

2,331

1,445

9,7

p. gliwicki

3,669

2,179

59,4

470

1,445

10,0

c. Gliwice

7,154

3,926

54,9

917

0

7,3

c. Zabrze

8,277

4,798

58,0

944

0

13,2

Subregion katowicki

28,394

15,618

55,0

4,335

0

7,9

c. Chorzów

5,145

2,737

53,2

677

0

12,5

c. Katowice

10,286

5,426

52,8

1,597

0

5,0

c. Mysłowice

2,896

1,723

59,5

468

0

9,8

c. Ruda Śląska

4,348

2,584

59,4

735

0

9,2

c. Siemianowice Śląskie

3,181

1,701

53,5

566

0

14,8

c. Świętochłowice

2,538

1,447

57,0

292

0

18,6

  Subregion rybnicki

21,584

13,538

62,7

2,840

3,879

9,7

p. raciborski

3,209

1,889

58,9

401

1,147

9,0

p. rybnicki

2,085

1,352

64,8

268

1,142

12,0

p. wodzisławski

5,706

3,601

63,1

751

1,590

11,4

c. Jastrzębie Zdrój

3,924

2,471

63,0

440

0

9,4

c. Rybnik

4,740

3,012

63,5

667

0

8,0

c. Żory

1,920

1,213

63,2

313

0

10,5

Subregion sosnowiecki

37,527

19,803

52,8

5,353

4,103

14,5

p. będziński

7,906

4,225

53,4

1,057

1,618

15,7

p. zawierciański

7,808

3,981

51,0

1,076

2,485

17,7

c. Dąbrowa Górnicza

6,843

3,544

51,8

991

0

12,3

c. Jaworzno

3,524

2,019

57,3

626

0

11,8

c. Sosnowiec

11,446

6,034

52,7

1,603

0

14,6

Subregion tyski

11,950

6,844

57,3

2,344

2,990

6,8

p. mikołowski

3,114

1,704

54,7

566

355

7,8

p. pszczyński

3,362

2,005

59,6

598

2,377

7,3

p. bieruńsko-lędziński

1,481

858

57,9

324

258

5,7

c. Tychy

3,993

2,277

57,0

856

0

6,1

C – city with poviat  status

Department  of  Labour  Market Observatory,  full information : www.wup-katowice.pl



[1] Inflow to unemployment - means the number of persons who were registered in local labour offices during a month, quarter and year.

[2] Outflow from unemployment - means the number of persons who within a year were withdrawn    from   labour   office  registeres,  due   to  different  reasons,   i.e., taking up  permanent     or  seasonal   job,   starting  interventional    or  public  work,   unreadiness   to  work,   entering   education,   acquirement     of     pension  rights,   etc.

[3] The long term unemployed - are persons remaining in the register rolls of the local labour office for the overall period of over 12 months during the last two years, excluding (Since November 2005) the periods of traineeship and occupational preparation at the work place.

[4] The category of people with a specific situation on the labour market was added into the form of MPiPS-01 report. Since 1st  January 2010, a modified statistical form has started to be effective after a social contract is finished. Beginning from this date, it is possible to obtain data on above-mentioned category.

 

 

 


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