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Unemployment above 7%

Unemployment rate in Hungary was 7,2% in February-April ? reported Central Statistics Office (KSH). In the examined period the number of the employed was 3.875 million (16,000 lower than in last year), while that of the unemployed was 300,000 that means an unemployment rate of 7.2%. This rate is 2% lower than the European Union average. 54% of the population aged 15-74 appeared on the labor market and 64.4% of the population of working age was active economically. Number of the unemployed is 52,000 higher y/y and the average duration of unemployment was 16 months.