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Number of job-seekers reaches 591,000 at end-December

The number of registered job-seekers in Hungary reached 591,000 at the end of December, up 6.3% or 35,000 from the previous month, but down 2.2% or 13,300 from twelve months earlier, fresh data published by the State Employment Service (ÁFSz) show.

About 29% of the registered job-seekers had looked for employment for more than a year in December.

Employers announced 15,900 new jobs in December, down 25% or 5,000 from one month earlier. (MTI – Econews)