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
2018 2019 2019–2018
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 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3
Age groups
15–24 10.4 9.5 10.7 10.1 11.2 10.8 11.4 12.2 0.8 1.3 0.7 2.1
25–29 4.5 4.1 5.2 3.7 4.6 4.4 5.1 4.5 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.7
30–34 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.5 2.9 2.5 2.6 2.7 -1.7 -1.3 -1.3 -0.7
35–39 3.4 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.6 0.0 -0.8 -1.3 -1.0
40–44 3.5 3.0 2.8 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.3 2.6 -0.7 0.0 0.5 -0.5
45–49 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.2 2.6 0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.2
50–54 3.7 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.7 1.7 2.7 2.5 -1.0 -1.2 0.0 -0.1
55–59 2.2 2.1 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.1 1.7 0.4 0.7 -0.6 -0.8
60–64 2.8 2.6 3.0 3.2 2.1 2.5 2.1 1.9 -0.7 -0.2 -0.9 -1.4
65–74 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7 1.2 0.9 2.3 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.5 0.3
Highest educational attainment
at most primary school 11.0 10.6 9.6 10.0 10.5 9.5 9.6 9.2 -0.5 -1.1 0.0 -0.8
vocational and apprentice school 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.2 2.9 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 -0.7
grammar and other secondary school 3.3 2.9 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.8 3.1 -0.5 -0.5 -0.6 0.1
college and university 1.3 1.1 2.0 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.9 1.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1
Region of residence
Budapest 3.5 2.9 3.5 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.9 -0.9 -0.6 -1.4 0.4
Pest 1.9 2.0 2.8 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.5
Central Transdanubia 2.3 2.3 1.9 2.3 2.2 1.8 1.9 2.0 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.3
Western Transdanubia 1.8 1.6 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.6 0.3 0.1 -0.7 -0.6
Southern Transdanubia 6.9 5.8 4.4 5.3 4.7 4.5 4.5 5.4 -2.2 -1.3 0.1 0.2
Northern Hungary 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.9 4.5 3.8 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.7
Northern Great Plain 6.6 6.4 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.6 5.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -1.0
Southern Great Plain 3.5 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.9 3.9 3.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.4
*Source: labour force survey. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011