Report: Lack of jobs in small Hungarian towns boosts commuting

Tourism

pixabay

Mimicking the situation in villages, small towns now also suffer from a permanent lack of available jobs, so that more and more residents are being forced to commute for work, the online version of Világgazdaság reported yesterday.

According to census data, about 1.3 million Hungarians are commuting to work on a daily basis. More than 220,000 people commute for work to Budapest every day and the average daily trip to Budapest is around 30 kilometers, Világgazdaság reported. 

This number is likely to have increased since the last census in 2011, the report said. The reason given for the commuting is that businesses are concentrated in Budapest and major cities.

The number of businesses headquartered in Budapest is more than 100 per 1,000 people, and the figure is around 80 per 1,000 residents in other major cities, Világgazdaság reported. Some 37% of Hungarians commute from villages to cities and only 7% do it the other way around the news portal added. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Business confidence falls slightly in June Analysis

Business confidence falls slightly in June

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget Parliament

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president Appointments

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors City

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.