Number of jobseekers falls by close to 8,200 in May

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The number of registered jobseekers in Hungary reached 233,615 in May, 8,177 fewer than in the previous month, state news wire MTI reports, citing data released by the National Employment Service (NFSZ).

The number of registered jobseekers was 40,169 lower than in the same month a year earlier.

The data showed 2,504 Hungarians registered as jobseekers for the first time during the month. The total number of new jobseeker registrations, including repeat registrations, reached 28,847. 

Around 39% of registered jobseekers received no jobseekers' allowance or social assistance in May.

About 39% had been seeking work for longer than a year.

The average period jobseekers were registered stood at 502 days.

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