2.1.1.4. Changes in the unemployment rate of the population aged 15–74*

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Denomination Unemployment rate Change of rate compared to a year before
2019 2020 2020–2019
J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D J–M A–Ju Jl–S O–D
% percentage point
Unemployment rate 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.7 4.6 0.2 1.3
Age groups
15–24 11.2 10.8 11.4 12.2 11.4 14.7 0.2 4.0
25–29 4.6 4.4 5.1 4.5 5.1 7.0 0.6 2.5
30–34 2.9 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.1 4.2 0.2 1.7
35–39 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.6 3.9 3.8 0.4 0.7
40–44 2.9 3.0 3.3 2.6 3.0 4.0 0.1 1.0
45–49 2.8 2.6 2.2 2.6 3.1 3.7 0.4 1.2
50–54 2.7 1.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 3.3 -0.2 1.6
55–59 2.5 2.8 2.1 1.7 2.0 3.2 -0.5 0.4
60–64 2.1 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.4 0.2 0.0
65–74 1.2 0.9 2.3 1.1 2.4 0.4 1.2 -0.5
Highest educational attainment
at most primary school 10.5 9.5 9.6 9.2 10.7 11.4 0.2 2.0
vocational and apprentice school 3.5 3.6 3.2 2.9 3.7 4.9 0.2 1.2
grammar and other secondary school 2.8 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.1 4.6 0.3 2.2
college and university 1.5 1.3 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.9 0.1 0.6
Region of residence
Budapest 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.9 2.6 3.9 0.0 1.6
Pest 2.5 2.5 2.8 1.8 2.5 3.6 0.1 1.1
Central Transdanubia 2.2 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.3 3.9 0.1 2.1
Western Transdanubia 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 3.4 -0.6 1.7
Southern Transdanubia 4.7 4.5 4.5 5.4 6.2 5.2 1.5 0.7
Northern Hungary 4.6 4.9 4.5 3.8 4.4 4.6 -0.3 -0.2
Northern Great Plain 6.5 6.3 6.6 5.7 7.1 7.0 0.5 0.6
Southern Great Plain 3.4 2.9 3.9 3.7 4.0 5.5 0.6 2.7
*Source: labour force survey. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011