Number of Jobseekers Under Quarter of a Million
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The number of registered jobseekers in Hungary reached 243,578 in January, up by 13,233 from the previous month, data released by the National Employment Service (NFSZ) show.
The number of registered jobseekers was 5,405 lower than in the same month a year earlier.
The data showed 2,708 Hungarians registered as jobseekers for the first time during the month. The total number of new jobseeker registrations, including repeat registrations, reached 28,843.
Around 44% of registered jobseekers received no jobseekers' allowance or social assistance in January.
About 35% had been seeking work for longer than a year.
Jobseekers were registered for 481 days on average.
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