2.1.1.3. Changes in the number of the unemployed aged 15–74*

(thousand persons)

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Megnevezés Number of the unemployed
2018 2019
J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D
Total number of the unemployed 177.9 165.1 178.2 167.2 165.7 155.5
Highest educational attainment
at most primary school 62.9 61.7 53.5 57.5 59.3 54.2
vocational and apprentice school 48.7 44.4 46.0 46.5 45.2 46.5
grammar and other secondary school 50.1 45.4 54.8 45.8 42.7 38.2
college and university 16.2 13.6 24.0 17.5 18.5 16.5
Region of residence
Budapest 29.9 25.2 30.7 20.7 22.3 19.7
Pest 11.4 12.1 16.8 14.2 15.4 15.5
Central Transdanubia 11.5 11.9 9.9 11.8 11.3 9.4
Western Transdanubia 8.7 7.9 12.0 10.9 10.3 8.4
Southern Transdanubia 26.7 23.1 17.6 20.9 18.6 17.8
Northern Hungary 24.7 24.1 24.0 23.2 23.4 24.5
Northern Great Plain 44.7 43.5 47.5 46.0 44.8 43.6
Southern Great Plain 20.2 17.4 19.8 19.7 19.8 16.6
Economic activity a year before
was working 59.4 58.5 62.0 59.0 59.7 59.3
was unemployed 86.7 77.8 73.2 70.9 69.3 64.1
was economically inactive 31.9 28.9 43.1 37.3 36.8 32.1
of which: student 10.9 10.1 19.3 13.3 16.2 13.3
Reason for leave of previous workplace
lost job 65.8 58.6 60.0 57.2 58.9 54.1
quit job, ceased business 28.0 25.6 24.2 24.7 24.3 23.6
seasonal work terminated 12.2 8.0 11.1 11.8 9.5 10.8
public work terminated 26.3 25.9 23.5 20.5 17.5 18.3
family responsibilities 8.7 8.3 11.3 12.7 10.2 8.6
othera 11.5 12.3 14.1 16.2 19.4 12.8
never had regular work 25.5 26.5 34.1 24.2 25.9 27.4
Industry of the previous employer
agriculture 5.9 6.8 5.1 5.7 7.0 6.6
industry 40.5 41.5 39.4 49.6 47.4 38.1
of which:
C manufacturing 24.4 25.3 22.8 33.7 29.8 24.9
F construction 11.8 13.4 13.3 13.2 16.2 10.9
services 91.4 79.5 87.0 75.7 77.1 74.1
G–N market services 49.1 44.8 46.1 39.3 43.1 36.5
O–U public services 42.2 34.7 40.9 36.4 34.0 37.6
people who did not work in last 8 years or never had regular work or unknown 40.1 37.4 46.7 36.3 34.2 36.7
*Source: labour force survey.  aIncluding those who are absent from work because of being on child-care and looking for another job, and those persons who didn’t work in their main job more than 3 months and for this period they received no salary or other payment, or in case they have received it does not reach the half of the usual salary. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011