Number of job seekers falls further in October

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There were 244,200 registered job seekers in Hungary at the end of October, down 6.1% from a year earlier, the National Employment Office (NFSZ) said Thursday, according to state news agency MTI.

The NFSZ said 26.9% of the total, or around 65,800 people, had been seeking work for more than one year. The ratio was down 10.4 percentage points from a year earlier.

About 10% of registered job seekers, or 24,500 people, were unemployed school-leavers.

Around 134,500 jobseekers, or 55.1% of the total, were eligible for some kind of unemployment or social support during the month, the NFSZ said.

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