2.1.28. Number of economically inactive persons aged 15–74 by willingness to work and by sex (2006–)*

(thousand persons)

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Year Does not want to work Want a job Total
do not look for job looked for job, but not actively, or was not available for work
subtotal of which: discouraged workersa
Total
2006 3 121.9 339.3 89.1 9.3 3 470.5
2007 3 156.5 322.2 86.1 10.7 3 489.4
2008 3 182.7 322.9 87.5 9.6 3 515.2
2009 3 163.4 336.0 108.5 11.2 3 510.6
2010 3 101.0 350.7 117.1 9.1 3 460.9
2011 3 030.4 384.9 131.5 9.0 3 424.3
2012 2 951.4 374.5 131.7 9.6 3 335.4
2013 2 884.1 384.2 125.4 7.6 3 275.9
2014 2 793.0 328.2 90.2 7.8 3 129.1
2015 2 709.2 303.2 67.0 7.1 3 019.6
2016 2 634.3 281.8 59.0 5.2 2 921.3
2017 2 587.7 253.7 49.4 5.8 2 847.3
2018 2 544.6 238.6 42.3 7.3 2 790.6
Male
2006 1 227.1 152.5 49.3 2.5 1 382.1
2007 1 240.9 145.7 47.9 3.0 1 389.6
2008 1 264.0 145.2 47.5 3.0 1 412.2
2009 1 262.5 152.3 59.1 5.0 1 419.7
2010 1 257.9 158.1 60.8 3.6 1 419.6
2011 1 220.4 174.9 69.8 4.0 1 399.4
2012 1 192.5 169.1 68.6 3.8 1 365.4
2013 1 146.6 174.7 66.8 3.4 1 324.7
2014 1 105.6 143.1 48.0 2.9 1 251.6
2015 1 062.7 129.9 36.9 3.2 1 195.9
2016 1 017.6 122.1 32.7 2.2 1 142.0
2017 993.2 103.6 26.9 2.7 1 099.5
2018 971.7 96.2 23.3 2.6 1 070.5
Female
2006 1 894.8 186.8 39.8 6.8 2 088.4
2007 1 915.6 176.5 38.2 7.7 2 099.8
2008 1 918.7 177.7 40.0 6.6 2 103.0
2009 1 900.9 183.7 49.4 6.3 2 090.9
2010 1 843.1 192.7 56.3 5.5 2 041.3
2011 1 810.0 210.0 61.7 5.0 2 025.0
2012 1 758.9 205.4 63.2 5.7 1 970.0
2013 1 737.5 209.6 58.6 4.2 1 951.2
2014 1 687.4 185.2 42.1 4.9 1 877.5
2015 1 646.5 173.3 30.1 3.9 1 823.7
2016 1 616.7 159.6 26.3 3.0 1 779.4
2017 1 594.5 150.1 22.5 3.2 1 747.7
2018 1 573.0 142.4 19.0 4.7 1 720.1
*Source: Labour Force Survey, HCSO.  aOut of the economically inactive persons those who want a job, and could enter a job within two weeks, but who have given up any active search for work, because they consider it hopeless. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011