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Number of new jobs rise in December

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More than 10,000 employers posted almost 33,000 new jobs at employment offices in Hungary last December, figures published on the website of the National Labour Affairs Office (NMH) show.

The number of new jobs was up 11.1% from November and more than doubled from twelve months earlier.

About 70% of the new jobs were in state-subsidised work programmes.

Unadjusted figures show the number of registered job-seekers at the end of December was 552,300, up 4.9% from a month earlier and down 6.6% from the end of 2010.

More than 126,000 of the job-seekers - or 22.9% of the total - had looked for work for more than twelve months, down 0.6% from a month earlier and down almost 26% from December 2010.

Seasonally-adjusted figures show the number of job-seekers fell by 2,500.

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