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Number of registered job seekers rises in February

There were 676,500 registered job seekers in Hungary in February, 4.3% more than in January and up 4.6% from a year earlier, fresh data from the National Labour Affairs Office (NMH) shows. NMH noted that the number of new job-offers registered at the office was 22,700 in February, up 10.4% from the previous month, though fell 76% from a year earlier. The percentage of long-term job-seekers within the total number edged down 0.4% in one month, but rose 6% from a year earlier. The number of the long-term unemployed was 183,000 in February.