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i was thinking what is the criteria for someone being "unemployed"?
Hm.. somehow I cann't find more credible source than wiki at the moment:
In short according to wiki, in Poland you are unemployed when you are registered as unemployed, doesn't matter for how long.
PS. main difference between Eurostat number and GUS number is, that Eurostat somehow assess those registered unemployed which in fact are employed in grey zone. GUS don't do that. Therefore, depending on Eurostat grey zone assessment method, their number can be closer to reality.
PS2. As far as I know in Poland it is rather favourable for unemployed to register, because of health care issues. So it is rather rare cases of unemployed unregistered people.