The Labour Market in Łódź Voivodeship Between 1999 and 2007
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The study aims at presenting change tendencies in employment and unemployment in the Łódź voivodeship and in its poviats between 1999 and 2007. Analysis shows that total employment in the voivode ship decreased by 19% from 1998 to 2006. However, the situation seems to be taking a more favourable course, because employment in 2006 was higher compared with 2005 by ca 2%. In the analysed years, the structure of employment changed as well. Especially the service-providing sections of economy increased their employment, but the modern industries’ share in employment is far too low. The light industry continues to be an important factor shaping employment. Numbers of unemployed persons in the Łódź voivodeship and in its poviats were varying. A falling number of unemployed persons and a declining unemployment rate have replaced since 2005 the init ially predominant unemployment growth tendencies. Within the structure of unemployment, young persons, women, urban residents, persons with low education and without qualifications are the most common.