Polish minister expects unemployment fall thanks to Euro 2012

Polish minister expects unemployment fall thanks to Euro 2012
# 05 April 2012 21:47 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Unemployment is going to fall due to Euro 2012, Polish Labor Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said on Thursday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The football championships are going to stimulate the economy and provide work for some of the unemployed, according to the minister.

According to the estimations published by the ministry on Thursday, unemployment fell to 13.3 percent in March compared to 13.5 percent in February.

"The decrease in unemployment is related to seasonal changes, characteristic of the Polish labor market. We have recorded more jobs in construction, agriculture, gardening and forestry," the minister said.

He claims unemployment is going to fall due to Euro 2012. " Employment is going to grow, especially in logistics, transport and hotel and restaurant sectors. The tourist industry should also benefit."

Kosiniak-Kamysz admitted that some of the Euro 2012 jobs will be seasonal and some of the workers will need to find a new occupation after the tournament has ended. However, there is a chance that the championships stimulated economy will absorb some of the unemployed.

According to a budget forecast, unemployment should decrease to 12.3 percent at the end of the year, the minister informed

Euro 2012, to take place from June 8 to July 1, 2012, will be co-hosted by the two countries’ eight cities. The matches will be played in Poland’s Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk and Ukraine’s Kiev, Lvov, Kharkov and Donetsk.