Nearly 20% of Hungarian young adults unemployed last year

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Around 19.4% of Hungarians between the ages of 20-34 were unemployed and not participating in an education or training program last year, according to data compiled by EU statistical agency Eurostat.

The rate of young people neither in employment nor education and training, called the "NEET" rate, was over the 17.6% rate for the European Union as a whole.

The NEET rate for young males in Hungary stood at 10.1% but was 29.2% for females.

The NEET rate was 17.4% in Czechia, 16.7% in Poland and 20.8% in Slovakia.

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