In June 2021, the average monthly number of employed persons aged 15–74 in Hungary was 4,692,000, 98,000 more than in the same period of the previous year and 85,000 more than in the previous month.
According to data published by the Central Statistical Office, in April–June 2021, the average number of employed persons was 4, 619,000, 63,000 more than in the same period of the previous year. Employment increased in the domestic primary labour market, but fell among those working abroad.
In June 2021, the average monthly number of employed persons2 was 4,692,000, which is 85,000 more than in the previous month and 98,000 more than in June last year.
Also last month, the employment rate for 15–64 year olds was 74.1%, 1.5 percentage points higher than in May and 2.5 percentage points higher than in June last year.
In April–June 2021, compared to a year before,
- The number of employed persons was 63,000 more, at 4, 619,000. While the number of people working in the primary labour market in Hungary increased by 76,000, the number of members of households in Hungary working abroad decreased (18,000).
- Among the 15–64 age group, 4, 524,000 people were classified as employed, with an employment rate of 72.8%. For men, the number of people in employment increased by 25,000 to 2, 410,000, and their employment rate grew by 1.6 percentage points to 77.6%. For women, employment increased by 36,000 to 2, 115,000 and their employment rate rose by 2.0 percentage points to 68.0%.
- In the young age group (15–24), the number of employed persons was 267,000, and their employment rate increased by 0.7 percentage points to 27.1%. The employment rate increased by 1.4 percentage points to 86.9% for the so-called prime working age population (25–54 years) and by 3.4 percentage points to 62.2% for the older age group (55–64 years).
- In terms of employment, Budapest had the highest employment rate for 15–64 year olds, with 78.0%, while the lowest rate was found in Northern Hungary, with 67.1%. Compared to the same period of the previous year, employment increased in all regions, with the highest rate increase in Southern Great Plain (3.8 percentage points) and the lowest in Northern Hungary.
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