Hungary - Employment figures updated - January 31, 2016

According to the latest employment statistics published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH), unemployment fell one percentage point year-on-year between September-November 2014 and the corresponding period in 2015 thanks entirely to public work schemes. According to official sources, the number of citizens engaged in public employment schemes between December 2014 and October 2015 increased by a little over 39,000. The official number of unemployed during this period in 2015 was 284,000, 37,000 less than the previous year. Over the course of 2014 the number of people engaged in public employment schemes during any given quarter ranged from 160,000 to 178,000. In December 2014 this number increased to 190,905. This number increased by 39,177 to 230,082 in October 2015. The number of people employed abroad reached 112,700, or 2.6 percent of the active workforce. Presently 76.9 percent of working-age men and 63 percent of women are either employed or actively seeking employment.

English: http://budapestbeacon.com/economics/public-work-schemes-lower …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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