Poland's Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Policy announced on Friday that the country's unemployment rate decreased to 5.3 percent in March, down from 5.4 percent in February.

According to the ministry, there were approximately 824,100 unemployed individuals nationwide at the end of March, marking a decrease of 22,800 compared to the same period last year.

Statistics Poland, the state-run agency, had previously reported that the unemployment rate in Poland remained stable at 5.4 percent in February, unchanged from January.

On the other hand, Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, which employs a different methodology, estimated earlier this month that Poland's unemployment rate was a modest 2.9 percent in February, making it the second-lowest rate in the 27-nation bloc. Photo by Phil Whitehouse, Wikimedia commons.