Hungary’s average employment grows 1.8% in April-June

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The average number of employed people in Hungary increased by 1.8% to 4.42 million in the April-June period, some 77,000 more than in the same period a year earlier, according to a first reading of data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) today.

The increment in the domestic primary labor market grew by 107,000, while the number of people declared as working in public employment decreased by 26,000, KSH said.

The employment rate of the age group 15–64 grew by 1.6 percentage points to 68.1%. The employment rate of 15–64 year-old men rose by 2.2 pp to 75.1%, and that of women in the same age group was up by 1.1 pp to 61.1%.

The level of employment of the population aged 15–64 increased in all of the regions, the growth was most significant (2.9 pp) in Western Transdanubia, but growth was also above 2 pp in the Northern Great Plain and Central Transdanubia (2.6 and 2.4 pp respectively), KSH said.

The difference between regions with the highest and lowest rates was still more than 8 pp; the employment rate was the highest in Central Hungary (71.6%) and the lowest in Southern Transdanubia (63%), KSH added.

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