Employment has been rising since its April low. In August, for the first time this year, more than 4.5 million people were working again. The figure for August 2020 was only 18,000 (0.4%) lower than it was last August1

A foglalkoztatottak számának havi alakulása

In August 2020, the employment rate of 15–64 year olds (70.7%) was 0.2 percentage points higher for both sexes than one year earlier1

A 15–64 évesek foglalkoztatási rátájának havi alakulása nemek szerint

Unemployment rose sharply from March to June 2020, but has been declining since July. In August, despite the slowdown, 28,000 more people were looking for work than a year earlier1

A munkanélküliek számának havi alakulása

The unemployment rate for 15–74 year olds fell in July and August 2020, yet the 4.0% rate in August was 0.6 percentage points higher than a year earlier1

A 15–74 évesek munkanélküliségi rátájának havi alakulása nemek szerint

In August 2020, the potential labour reserve was more than 70,000 lower than in the previous month due to the decrease in the number of unemployed and those who intend to work but did not actively look for work1

A potenciális munkaerő-tartalék havi alakulása

In August 2020, the share of potential labour reserves was 4.6%. Within this, it was the highest in Northern Hungary and the Northern Great Plain. The value of the indicator decreased only in Southern Transdanubia compared to the same period of the previous year1

Proportion of potential labour reserve by region (persons aged 15–74)

1Data for August 2020 are based on a preliminary flash estimate.

In August 2020, the proportion of people working from home fell further, to 5.5%, and was almost 12 percentage points lower than the May peak, but two and a half times higher than a year earlier1

A távmunkában vagy home office keretében dolgozók arányának havi alakulása

In August 2020, the percentage of employed people working remotely or from home was 16% in Budapest, while in the Southern Great Plain it was 1.2%1

Proportion of those working remotely or from home by region (ratio within employed persons)

1Data for August 2020 are based on a preliminary flash estimate.

The share of part-time workers in employment remains low, although the 6.0% figure for June-August was 0.6 percentage points higher than a year earlier1

Részmunkaidőben dolgozók arányának alakulása

The share of part-time employment was the highest in Southern Transdanubia in the period June – August 2020 (7.4%); however, compared to the same period of the previous year, the largest increase occurred in the Southern Great Plain1

Share of part-time employment by region (within employed persons aged 15–74, based on 3-month average data)

1Data for June-August 2020 are based on a preliminary flash estimate.

Overall, the number of people working abroad from households located in Hungary increased slightly in June–August compared to the previous period, but with significant sectoral differences1

A magyarországi háztartások külföldön dolgozó tagjainak létszámváltozása a releváns nemzetgazdasági ágakban

The proportion of children living in jobless households was 6.1% in June–August1

A foglalkoztatott nélküli háztartásokban élő 0–17 évesek aránya