Number of Vacant Positions Decreased Significantly Last Year

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The number of vacant positions decreased significantly in the last three months of last year compared to the record seen in the first half of the year, according to portfolio.hu.

The labor shortage reached a historic peak between April and June, approaching 100,000 unfilled positions, but with the onset of the recession, by the end of the year, there were "only" 83,000 open positions.

This still indicates a tight labor market, but at the same time, unemployment has already risen from its lowest point.

In the coming months, open positions are expected to decrease further, while unemployment may increase. The turnaround can be brought about by the start of economic growth, the news portal added.

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