More than 20 percent increased during the last year the number of foreigners working in Poland – according to the data provided by the Social Insurance Institution. However, there are also many more foreigners working in Poland than two years ago, when we had not yet dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.
October was record-breaking in terms of employed foreigners in Poland. Insurance contributions to the Social Insurance Institution were paid by nearly 872 thousand. employees and film owners from outside Poland. The majority of them are citizens of Ukraine, of whom approx. 636,000 work in our country in total.
Comparing the most recent annual data, there is a noticeable increase in the number of foreigners working in Poland. Compared to October 2020 (721 thousand), there were 20.9 percent of them. more. This increase was mainly due to employees from Ukraine, who, compared to last year, worked in Poland by 19.2 percent. more.
However, in the same period in 2019, the total number of foreigners reported to ZUS was nearly 683 thousand, of which approx. 514 thousand. were our eastern neighbors. This means that within two years the number of employees who did not have Polish citizenship increased by 27.6 percent, while the Ukrainians themselves worked by 23.8 percent. more than two years ago.
According to the economist Robert Sosnowiecki, who commented on this data on Twitter, if a similar increase as compared to September and October (+25,000) was maintained in November and December, the last quarter of 2021 could be a record-breaking number of foreigners employed in Poland.
A completely sensational month at ZUS in foreigners.
In October, their number increased by 25k to 872k (including 18k Ukr) almost as much as in the entire 3qw.
If such a thing were to happen again in November and December it would be a record quarter https://t.co/MXWS4R4qT0
– Robert Sosnowiecki (@Wad_emecum) November 22, 2021
According to the data published by ZUS at the end of September this year. covering all the insured shows that 5.3 percent. among them were foreigners. With the total number of insured persons amounting to less than 16 million, it is nearly 846.5 thousand. there were foreigners.