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Rate of unemployment level at 7.3%

The rate of unemployment in Hungary was 7.3% between August-October, 1.2% up from the same period in 2004, but the same ratio as in July-September, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported on Thursday. The number of those in employment was 3,932,000 in the surveyed period, while there were 308,000 unemployed, the report said. KSH calculates the jobless rate in line with ILO standards. The rate of unemployment in August-October 2004 was 6.1%, 0.5 percentage points higher than the year before.