2.1.1. Economic activity of population aged 15–74 by sex (1998–)*

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Year Employed Unemployed Economically active Economically inactive Of which discouraged workers Population aged 15–74 Activity rate Unemployment rate Employment rate
thousands %
Total
1998 3 695.6 314.0 4 009.6 3 792.7 110.4 7 802.3 51.4 7.8 47.4
1999 3 809.3 285.3 4 094.6 3 693.1 110.0 7 787.7 52.6 7.0 48.9
2000 3 856.2 263.7 4 119.9 3 659.6 108.2 7 779.5 53.0 6.4 49.6
2001 3 868.3 234.1 4 102.4 3 670.0 109.3 7 772.4 52.8 5.7 49.8
2002 3 870.6 238.8 4 109.4 3 652.8 117.6 7 762.2 52.9 5.8 49.9
2003 3 921.9 244.5 4 166.4 3 578.5 99.9 7 744.9 53.8 5.9 50.6
2004 3 900.4 252.9 4 153.3 3 567.9 109.2 7 721.2 53.8 6.1 50.5
2005 3 901.5 303.9 4 205.4 3 517.1 110.7 7 722.5 54.5 7.2 50.5
2006 3 928.4 318.2 4 246.7 3 470.5 89.1 7 717.2 55.0 7.5 50.9
2007 3 902.0 312.1 4 214.1 3 489.4 86.1 7 703.5 54.7 7.4 50.7
2008 3 848.3 326.3 4 174.6 3 515.2 87.5 7 689.9 54.3 7.8 50.0
2009 3 747.8 417.8 4 165.7 3 510.6 108.5 7 676.2 54.3 10.0 48.8
2010 3 732.4 469.4 4 201.8 3 460.9 117.1 7 662.7 54.8 11.2 48.7
2011 3 759.0 466.0 4 225.0 3 424.3 131.5 7 649.3 55.2 11.0 49.1
2012 3 827.2 473.2 4 300.4 3 335.4 131.7 7 635.8 56.3 11.0 50.1
2013 3 892.8 441.0 4 333.8 3 275.9 125.4 7 609.7 57.0 10.2 51.2
2014 4 100.8 343.3 4 444.2 3 129.1 90.2 7 573.2 58.7 7.7 54.1
2015 4 210.5 307.8 4 518.3 3 019.6 67.0 7 537.9 59.9 6.8 55.9
2016 4 351.6 234.6 4 586.2 2 921.3 59.0 7 507.5 61.1 5.1 58.0
2017 4 421.4 191.7 4 613.1 2 847.3 49.4 7 460.4 61.8 4.2 59.3
2018 4 469.5 172.1 4 641.6 2 790.6 42.3 7 432.2 62.5 3.7 60.1
Male
1998 2 023.0 188.7 2 211.7 1 507.0 63.7 3 718.7 59.5 8.5 54.4
1999 2 083.6 170.0 2 253.6 1 456.3 67.4 3 709.9 60.7 7.5 56.2
2000 2 105.8 158.9 2 264.7 1 441.0 64.1 3 705.7 61.1 7.0 56.8
2001 2 113.7 142.4 2 256.1 1 447.9 68.1 3 704.0 60.9 6.3 57.1
2002 2 112.5 138.0 2 250.5 1 450.3 69.4 3 700.8 60.8 6.1 57.1
2003 2 126.5 138.5 2 265.0 1 426.4 58.3 3 691.4 61.4 6.1 57.6
2004 2 117.3 136.8 2 254.1 1 426.9 65.3 3 681.0 61.2 6.1 57.5
2005 2 116.1 159.1 2 275.2 1 409.7 63.9 3 684.9 61.7 7.0 57.4
2006 2 138.6 164.5 2 303.1 1 382.1 49.3 3 685.2 62.5 7.1 58.0
2007 2 129.3 163.5 2 292.8 1 389.6 47.9 3 682.3 62.3 7.1 57.8
2008 2 093.6 173.7 2 267.3 1 412.2 47.5 3 679.5 61.6 7.7 56.9
2009 2 025.1 231.9 2 257.0 1 419.7 59.1 3 676.7 61.4 10.3 55.1
2010 1 992.5 261.8 2 254.3 1 419.6 60.8 3 673.9 61.4 11.6 54.2
2011 2 021.0 251.5 2 272.5 1 399.4 69.8 3 671.9 61.9 11.1 55.0
2012 2 048.8 262.1 2 310.9 1 365.4 68.6 3 676.3 62.9 11.3 55.7
2013 2 103.7 239.3 2 343.0 1 324.7 66.8 3 667.7 63.9 10.2 57.4
2014 2 220.5 181.7 2 402.2 1 251.6 48.0 3 653.8 65.7 7.6 60.8
2015 2 283.5 161.9 2 445.4 1 195.9 36.9 3 641.3 67.2 6.6 62.7
2016 2 362.5 127.5 2 490.0 1 142.0 32.7 3 632.0 68.6 5.1 65.0
2017 2 417.3 95.7 2 513.0 1 099.5 26.9 3 612.5 69.6 3.8 66.9
2018 2 446.2 88.1 2 534.3 1 070.5 23.3 3 604.8 70.3 3.5 67.9
Female
1998 1 672.6 125.3 1 797.9 2 285.7 46.7 4 083.6 44.0 7.0 41.0
1999 1 725.7 115.3 1 841.0 2 236.8 42.6 4 077.8 45.1 6.3 42.3
2000 1 750.4 104.8 1 855.2 2 218.6 44.1 4 073.8 45.5 5.6 43.0
2001 1 754.6 91.7 1 846.3 2 222.1 41.2 4 068.4 45.4 5.0 43.1
2002 1 758.1 100.8 1 858.9 2 202.5 48.2 4 061.4 45.8 5.4 43.3
2003 1 795.4 106.0 1 901.4 2 152.1 41.6 4 053.5 46.9 5.6 44.3
2004 1 783.1 116.1 1 899.2 2 141.0 43.9 4 040.2 47.0 6.1 44.1
2005 1 785.4 144.8 1 930.2 2 107.4 46.8 4 037.6 47.8 7.5 44.2
2006 1 789.8 153.8 1 943.6 2 088.4 39.8 4 032.0 48.2 7.9 44.4
2007 1 772.7 148.6 1 921.3 2 099.8 38.2 4 021.1 47.8 7.7 44.1
2008 1 754.7 152.7 1 907.3 2 103.0 40.0 4 010.3 47.6 8.0 43.8
2009 1 722.8 185.9 1 908.7 2 090.9 49.4 3 999.5 47.7 9.7 43.1
2010 1 739.8 207.7 1 947.5 2 041.3 56.3 3 988.8 48.8 10.7 43.6
2011 1 738.0 214.5 1 952.5 2 025.0 61.7 3 977.4 49.1 11.0 43.7
2012 1 778.4 211.1 1 989.5 1 970.0 63.2 3 959.5 50.2 10.6 44.9
2013 1 789.0 201.8 1 990.8 1 951.2 58.6 3 942.0 50.5 10.1 45.4
2014 1 880.4 161.6 2 041.9 1 877.5 42.1 3 919.4 52.1 7.9 48.0
2015 1 927.0 145.9 2 072.9 1 823.7 30.1 3 896.7 53.2 7.0 49.5
2016 1 989.1 107.1 2 096.2 1 779.4 26.3 3 875.6 54.1 5.1 51.3
2017 2 004.1 96.0 2 100.1 1 747.7 22.5 3 847.8 54.6 4.6 52.1
2018 2 023.3 84.0 2 107.3 1 720.1 19.0 3 827.4 55.1 4.0 52.9
*Source: labour force survey of the population, HCSO. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011