Published on: 25 August 2023

In July, compared to the same period of the previous year, the number of employed persons increased by 32 thousand to 4 million 745 thousand

In July 2023, the average number of employed persons1 aged 15–74 years was 4 million 745 thousand2, 32 thousand more than a year earlier.

May–July 2023 compared to a year before:

In the May–July 2023 period, the number of employed persons was 29 thousand more, 4 million 728 thousand. While the number of people working in the domestic primary labour market was up by 22 thousand and that of those working abroad grew by 14 thousand, the number of public workers decreased by 7 thousand.

Among the 15–64-year-olds, 4 million 608 thousand people were classified as employed, the employment rate for the age group was 74.8%. For men, the number of people in employment was essentially unchanged at 2 million 441 thousand, with an employment rate of 79.2%. For females, the number of employed persons was 2 million 168 thousand, with an employment rate up by 0.7 percentage points to 70.4%.

Number of employed people aged 15–74 years, May–July 2023

Denomination Number, thousand persons Change in numbera)
thousand persons %
Working in the domestic primary labour market4554.522.10.5
Public workers b)69.1–6.6–8.7
Members of households in Hungary working at local units abroad104.413.815.3
Of which: permanently absent due to receiving child care fee or child care allowance125.8–13.0–9.4

a) Compared to the same period of the previous year.
b) Based on the respondent’s self-classification.

In the young age group (of 15–24-year-olds) the number of employed persons was 269 thousand, and their employment rate was essentially unchanged at 27.3%. The employment rate among the so called ‘prime’ working-age population (aged 25–54 years) decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 87.8%, while in the older age group (of 55–64-year-olds) it rose by 4.9 percentage points to 69.9%.

Employment among 15–64-year-olds by age group. May–July 2023

Age group. year-olds Number Employment rate
thousand persons change. thousand personsa) % change. percentage pointsa)
25–543 543.3–43.087.8–0.6
Total4 608.318.974.80.4

a) Compared to the same period of the previous year.