The number of jobseekers dropped by 6.9 percent last year

By: Trademagazin Date: 2018. 03. 12. 10:04

The number of registered jobseekers decreased by 6.9 percent in Hungary in one year, while the National Employment Service (NFSZ) recorded 254 800 jobseekers at the end of 2017, more than 18 thousand fewer than a year before.

The NFSZ announced on its website that in the last month of 2017, the proportion of registered job-seekers was 5.6 percent compared to the economically active population, and the relative rate of employment, compared to the working age population was 3.7 percent. The lowest rate is still in Győr-Moson-Sopron County (1.0 percent), but labor market indicators are favorable in Budapest as well as in Komárom-Esztergom and Pest counties.

Last December, 43 200 job seekers applied for registration at the offices, 8.4 percent of them for the first time. The number of new entrants was 7.5 percent less than in the previous year.

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