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Over 30,000 new workplaces created in January

There were 30,100 new workplaces created in Hungary in January, 108% more than in December 2009, and up 157.2% year-on-year (yr/yr), the latest figures from the National Employment Service (ÁFSz) show.

There were 26,500 jobs still open in January. The number of job-seekers rose 8% to 653,000 in a month, 28.3% yr/yr.

The seasonally adjusted number of job-seekers rose only 11,500 to 617,400.

The government launched communal work programs in January for HUF 13 billion for an estimated 25,000 job-seekers. In January 23 companies announced mass layoffs involving 752 workers.

The number of layoffs fell 58% from December 2009 and decreased 85.6% yr/yr. (MTI – Econews)