Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poland's Labour Minister told Bloomberg yesterday that Euro 2012 has helped create jobs in Poland and has been partly responsible for the Polish economy showing positive growth this year.

Poland's economy is expected to grow faster than nearly all of its European counterparts this year with Euro 2012 infrastructure and tourism jobs also helping to reduce Poland's unemployment rate to around 13 percent at a time when austerity measures in other European countries have lead to increases in their unemployment figures.

“Euro 2012 has already given an impulse and will help the labor market during the tournament. I also count on the effect lasting to some extent, keeping some tourism-related jobs.” Labor Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz told Bloomberg.