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
2019 2020
J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D
Total number of the unemployed 165.7 155.5 162.5 155.2 173.0 214.2
Highest educational attainment
at most primary school 59.3 54.2 53.0 50.3 58.3 55.6
vocational and apprentice school 45.2 46.5 40.6 37.1 46.7 59.5
grammar and other secondary school 42.7 38.2 44.7 49.1 48.0 73.8
college and university 18.5 16.5 24.3 18.7 20.0 25.3
Region of residence
Budapest 22.3 19.7 18.4 25.3 22.4 34.5
Pest 15.4 15.5 17.8 11.4 16.2 22.9
Central Transdanubia 11.3 9.4 9.8 10.2 11.7 20.1
Western Transdanubia 10.3 8.4 8.6 7.9 7.4 16.6
Southern Transdanubia 18.6 17.8 17.5 21.1 23.4 19.9
Northern Hungary 23.4 24.5 22.5 19.3 21.6 22.8
Northern Great Plain 44.8 43.6 44.9 38.4 47.2 46.0
Southern Great Plain 19.8 16.6 23.0 21.5 23.0 31.3
Economic activity a year before
was working 59.7 59.3 58.4 64.2 79.7 124.3
was unemployed 69.3 64.1 62.9 49.9 60.3 55.8
was economically inactive 36.8 32.1 41.2 41.1 33.0 34.1
of which: student 16.2 13.3 21.1 21.8 14.2 20.9
Reason for leave of previous workplace
lost job 58.9 54.1 49.7 53.0 66.2 112.6
quit job, ceased business 24.3 23.6 29.0 29.7 30.3 29.7
seasonal work terminated 9.5 10.8 7.3 8.9 10.1 9.0
public work terminated 17.5 18.3 15.6 12.6 11.4 9.7
family responsibilities 10.2 8.6 10.2 8.5 12.4 8.7
othera 19.4 13.2 16.5 13.2 16.6 15.6
never had regular work 25.9 27.0 34.2 29.3 26.0 28.9
Industry of the previous employer
agriculture 7.0 6.6 4.5 6.6 7.2 5.9
industry 47.4 38.1 41.6 41.0 50.5 58.2
of which:
C manufacturing 29.8 24.9 28.9 30.5 31.5 37.4
F construction 16.2 10.9 11.4 8.9 15.3 16.9
services 77.1 74.1 72.3 67.7 78.4 114.0
G–N market services 43.1 36.5 38.3 37.2 45.2 80.3
O–U non-market services 34.0 37.6 34.0 30.5 33.2 33.6
people who did not work in last 8 years or never had regular work or unknown 34.2 36.7 44.1 40.0 36.9 36.1
*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.  Revised data 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011