2.1.26. Economically inactive persons by willingness to work and by sex*

(thousand persons)

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Period, quarters Does not want to work Want a job Total
do not look for job looked for job, but not actively, or was not available for work
subtotal of which: discouraged workersa
Total
2006 Q1 3 123.3 371.0 98.7 9.0 3 503.3
Q2 3 129.9 335.8 84.9 9.2 3 474.9
Q3 3 110.9 332.7 85.1 9.5 3 453.1
Q4 3 123.6 317.8 87.7 9.3 3 450.7
2007 Q1 3 152.0 339.2 90.1 9.0 3 500.1
Q2 3 158.0 322.5 84.2 12.1 3 492.6
Q3 3 149.6 312.9 84.6 10.0 3 472.5
Q4 3 166.5 314.4 85.4 11.6 3 492.5
2008 Q1 3 207.0 335.1 93.8 8.8 3 550.9
Q2 3 201.0 322.4 82.3 10.1 3 533.4
Q3 3 154.1 311.6 81.8 8.4 3 474.1
Q4 3 168.6 322.7 92.2 11.2 3 502.5
2009 Q1 3 185.5 345.7 109.1 12.6 3 543.8
Q2 3 170.9 329.1 101.6 13.2 3 513.2
Q3 3 155.0 328.7 105.4 10.9 3 494.7
Q4 3 142.3 340.3 117.8 8.2 3 490.8
2010 Q1 3 133.0 354.3 122.6 7.7 3 495.0
Q2 3 110.2 345.2 112.8 9.3 3 464.7
Q3 3 077.5 345.5 111.2 8.1 3 431.1
Q4 3 083.3 357.9 121.6 11.4 3 452.5
2011 Q1 3 068.2 399.1 140.5 8.7 3 476.0
Q2 3 046.5 375.6 126.3 10.0 3 432.1
Q3 3 003.2 380.1 126.4 9.1 3 392.4
Q4 3 003.8 384.9 132.8 8.1 3 396.8
2012 Q1 3 001.5 389.6 134.4 10.6 3 401.7
Q2 2 951.3 380.0 130.2 12.4 3 343.7
Q3 2 924.6 357.4 126.1 9.2 3 291.2
Q4 2 928.0 371.0 136.2 6.0 3 305.0
2013 Q1 2 923.8 425.2 151.4 6.0 3 355.0
Q2 2 897.2 378.1 126.0 8.7 3 284.0
Q3 2 867.9 360.8 112.4 6.7 3 235.4
Q4 2 847.5 372.8 111.8 9.0 3 229.3
2014 Q1 2 833.5 345.5 99.3 6.9 3 185.9
Q2 2 804.5 329.0 89.6 9.6 3 143.0
Q3 2 765.2 314.9 87.6 8.3 3 088.5
Q4 2 768.9 323.5 84.2 6.5 3 098.9
2015 Q1 2 755.9 319.9 66.5 7.2 3 083.1
Q2 2 714.5 306.4 68.6 7.6 3 028.4
Q3 2 684.8 287.0 66.4 7.2 2 979.0
Q4 2 681.7 299.6 66.4 6.5 2 987.9
2016 Q1 2 662.3 311.5 72.4 6.9 2 980.6
Q2 2 645.8 279.7 58.0 5.4 2 931.0
Q3 2 614.2 271.4 53.5 4.4 2 890.0
Q4 2 614.9 264.5 52.2 4.2 2 883.7
2017 Q1 2 627.1 275.1 56.2 7.2 2 909.3
Q2 2 574.6 268.6 46.7 5.9 2 849.1
Q3 2 565.5 242.2 47.9 5.2 2 812.9
Q4 2 583.8 228.9 46.8 5.0 2 817.7
2018 Q1 2 578.3 238.2 44.4 6.8 2 823.3
Q2 2 557.4 230.3 41.0 8.8 2 796.4
Q3 2 530.8 230.4 38.8 5.5 2 766.7
Q4 2 512.1 255.5 44.9 8.2 2 775.8
2019 Q1 2 500.5 252.4 44.2 4.4 2 757.3
Q2 2 491.6 256.8 43.5 6.6 2 755.0
Q3
Q4
Of which:
male
2006 Q1 1 232.6 173.4 54.9 2.7 1 408.6
Q2 1 228.7 148.8 46.6 2.3 1 379.7
Q3 1 223.4 146.1 45.9 2.5 1 372.0
Q4 1 223.7 141.8 49.8 2.5 1 368.0
2007 Q1 1 238.1 155.3 51.7 1.9 1 395.3
Q2 1 239.0 141.2 45.5 4.0 1 384.2
Q3 1 238.0 137.7 45.5 3.3 1 378.9
Q4 1 248.3 148.7 48.7 2.9 1 399.9
2008 Q1 1 273.1 156.6 52.1 2.8 1 432.5
Q2 1 264.8 143.8 44.2 3.7 1 412.2
Q3 1 249.7 134.8 43.4 2.5 1 387.1
Q4 1 268.3 145.9 50.3 3.0 1 417.2
2009 Q1 1 272.5 161.1 60.8 4.8 1 438.4
Q2 1 264.1 143.4 56.4 5.9 1 413.4
Q3 1 256.8 147.9 55.6 4.8 1 409.5
Q4 1 256.6 156.7 63.4 4.3 1 417.6
2010 Q1 1 269.2 167.2 65.4 3.4 1 439.8
Q2 1 259.6 155.3 58.0 3.6 1 418.5
Q3 1 250.1 152.0 57.1 3.0 1 405.2
Q4 1 252.7 157.7 62.7 4.5 1 414.9
2011 Q1 1 240.0 184.8 75.7 3.1 1 427.8
Q2 1 230.4 168.3 66.4 5.2 1 403.9
Q3 1 202.2 170.3 67.0 4.0 1 376.6
Q4 1 209.2 176.3 70.1 3.6 1 389.1
2012 Q1 1 215.8 179.7 70.5 4.1 1 399.5
Q2 1 194.8 166.9 67.0 6.2 1 367.9
Q3 1 182.5 161.6 65.7 3.0 1 347.0
Q4 1 177.0 168.1 71.0 2.2 1 347.2
2013 Q1 1 165.8 209.5 81.1 2.1 1 377.4
Q2 1 156.6 167.0 66.3 3.0 1 326.6
Q3 1 134.1 156.3 60.4 3.6 1 294.0
Q4 1 130.0 166.0 59.2 4.7 1 300.7
2014 Q1 1 121.6 158.0 52.3 3.1 1 282.7
Q2 1 109.4 144.5 49.2 3.1 1 256.9
Q3 1 090.4 133.9 45.5 3.1 1 227.4
Q4 1 101.2 135.9 45.0 2.4 1 239.5
2015 Q1 1 096.8 136.9 33.9 3.5 1 237.1
Q2 1 065.4 131.1 39.4 3.5 1 200.1
Q3 1 045.4 122.0 38.5 3.7 1 171.1
Q4 1 043.3 129.6 35.9 2.2 1 175.2
2016 Q1 1 030.4 138.8 40.3 3.6 1 172.7
Q2 1 018.6 120.1 31.5 2.2 1 140.9
Q3 1 007.0 118.2 31.1 1.7 1 126.8
Q4 1 014.4 111.5 28.0 1.4 1 127.3
2017 Q1 1 018.0 115.2 30.3 3.2 1 136.4
Q2 982.2 111.7 24.2 2.6 1 096.5
Q3 981.5 96.4 27.9 2.9 1 080.8
Q4 991.3 91.0 25.2 1.9 1 084.3
2018 Q1 990.7 96.1 23.2 2.0 1 088.7
Q2 982.7 90.1 21.6 2.0 1 074.8
Q3 965.4 93.4 23.5 3.1 1 061.8
Q4 947.9 105.3 25.0 3.3 1 056.5
2019 Q1 937.2 101.6 24.6 1.3 1 040.1
Q2 939.2 104.6 24.7 2.6 1 046.4
Q3
Q4
female
2006 Q1 1 890.7 197.6 43.7 6.3 2 094.6
Q2 1 901.2 187.1 38.3 6.9 2 095.2
Q3 1 887.4 186.7 39.2 7.0 2 081.1
Q4 1 899.9 176.0 38.0 6.9 2 082.7
2007 Q1 1 913.8 183.9 38.3 7.0 2 104.8
Q2 1 919.0 181.3 38.8 8.1 2 108.4
Q3 1 911.6 175.3 39.1 6.7 2 093.6
Q4 1 918.2 165.7 36.7 8.7 2 092.6
2008 Q1 1 933.9 178.5 41.7 6.1 2 118.5
Q2 1 936.2 178.7 38.1 6.4 2 121.2
Q3 1 904.4 176.8 38.4 5.9 2 087.0
Q4 1 900.3 176.8 41.8 8.2 2 085.3
2009 Q1 1 913.0 184.6 48.3 7.8 2 105.4
Q2 1 906.8 185.7 45.2 7.2 2 099.7
Q3 1 898.3 180.8 49.8 6.1 2 085.2
Q4 1 885.6 183.6 54.3 3.9 2 073.1
2010 Q1 1 863.8 187.1 57.2 4.4 2 055.2
Q2 1 850.6 189.9 54.8 5.8 2 046.2
Q3 1 827.4 193.5 54.1 5.0 2 025.9
Q4 1 830.6 200.2 58.9 6.8 2 037.7
2011 Q1 1 828.2 214.3 64.8 5.6 2 048.2
Q2 1 816.1 207.3 59.9 4.8 2 028.2
Q3 1 800.9 209.8 59.4 5.1 2 015.8
Q4 1 794.7 208.5 62.7 4.5 2 007.7
2012 Q1 1 785.7 210.0 63.8 6.5 2 002.2
Q2 1 756.5 213.1 63.1 6.2 1 975.8
Q3 1 742.1 195.8 60.5 6.2 1 944.2
Q4 1 751.1 202.9 65.2 3.9 1 957.8
2013 Q1 1 758.0 215.7 70.3 3.9 1 977.6
Q2 1 740.6 211.2 59.7 5.6 1 957.4
Q3 1 733.8 204.6 52.0 3.1 1 941.5
Q4 1 717.5 206.8 52.5 4.3 1 928.5
2014 Q1 1 711.9 187.5 47.0 3.8 1 903.2
Q2 1 695.1 184.5 40.3 6.5 1 886.1
Q3 1 674.8 181.0 42.0 5.3 1 861.1
Q4 1 667.8 187.6 39.2 4.0 1 859.4
2015 Q1 1 659.2 183.1 32.6 3.7 1 846.0
Q2 1 649.0 175.2 29.2 4.1 1 828.4
Q3 1 639.4 165.0 28.0 3.5 1 807.9
Q4 1 638.4 170.0 30.4 4.3 1 812.7
2016 Q1 1 631.9 172.7 32.1 3.3 1 807.9
Q2 1 627.2 159.6 26.5 3.2 1 790.0
Q3 1 607.2 153.3 22.4 2.8 1 763.2
Q4 1 600.5 153.1 24.2 2.8 1 756.3
2017 Q1 1 609.1 159.9 25.9 4.0 1 772.9
Q2 1 592.4 156.9 22.4 3.3 1 752.6
Q3 1 584.0 145.8 20.1 2.3 1 732.1
Q4 1 592.5 137.8 21.6 3.1 1 733.4
2018 Q1 1 587.6 142.2 21.3 4.9 1 734.6
Q2 1 574.6 140.3 19.4 6.8 1 721.6
Q3 1 565.4 137.0 15.3 2.4 1 704.9
Q4 1 564.2 150.2 19.9 4.9 1 719.3
2019 Q1 1 563.3 150.7 19.6 3.1 1 717.1
Q2 1 552.4 152.2 18.8 4.0 1 708.6
Q3
Q4
*Source: labour force survey, HCSO.  aOut of the economically inactive persons those who want a job, and could enter a job within two weeks, but who have given up any active search for work, because they consider it hopeless. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011