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Gov't will fulfill plans to create 100,000 new jobs, says labor minister

The government will be able to fulfill plans to create 400,000 jobs by the end of its term, resulting in 80,000-100,000 new jobs if the number of terminated jobs is deducted, Labor Minister Gábor Csizmár said on Monday. A total of 320,000 jobs have been created during the current government term so far, 40,000 more than the number of jobs terminated, Csizmár said. At the same time, the number of unemployed increased by 50,000, partly because some of those who filled the new jobs had been registered as inactive and not as unemployed previously and partly because an increasing number of inactive have started seeking work and are therefore registered as unemployed.