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Hungary employment rate lowest in EU

Hungary's employment rate in the 15-64 age category was 55.3% in the first half of 2010, the lowest of any European Union members state, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said in a summary.

Hungary's employment rate was 9 percentage points under the EU average in the age category. It was 9.9% lower than the average for men and 7.8% under the average for women.

Hungary's average unemployment rate in the second quarter was 11.2%, the 22nd highest in the EU. The average rate in the EU was 9.6% during the period. (MTI – Econews)