Denomination Number of the employed Change of number compared to a year before
2020 2021 2021–2020 2021/2020
January–March April–June July–August October–December January–March April–June July–August October–December January–March April–June July–August October–December January–March April–June July–August October–December
thousand persons thousand persons %
Total number of the employed 4,606.8 4,556.4 4,627.2 4,622.6 4,567.6 4,619.2 4,663.4 -39.2 62.9 36.2 99.1 101.4 100.8
Highest educational attainment
at most primary school 500.3 438.5 499.3 489.6 462.8 479.3 497.5 -37.5 40.8 -1.8 92.5 109.3 99.6
vocational and apprentice school 1,239.0 1,183.7 1,212.9 1,198.6 1,176.7 1,175.4 1,173.2 -62.4 -8.3 -39.7 95.0 99.3 96.7
grammar and other secondary school 1,569.9 1,571.0 1,558.3 1,525.0 1,493.1 1,527.1 1,531.8 -76.8 -43.9 -26.4 95.1 97.2 98.3
college and university 1,297.5 1,363.1 1,356.7 1,409.5 1,435.0 1,437.4 1,461.0 137.4 74.3 104.2 110.6 105.4 107.7
Region of residence
Budapest 879.0 877.2 881.9 875.6 855.1 871.3 875.0 -23.9 -5.9 -6.9 97.3 99.3 99.2
Pest 642.1 641.5 642.1 651.3 646.0 655.7 661.8 3.8 14.3 19.6 100.6 102.2 103.1
Central Transdanubia 516.9 511.8 522.1 526.6 525.4 522.0 526.9 8.5 10.2 4.9 101.7 102.0 100.9
Western Transdanubia 505.0 487.5 500.7 501.3 490.8 498.2 508.2 -14.2 10.6 7.4 97.2 102.2 101.5
Southern Transdanubia 363.8 372.9 379.6 378.0 371.9 377.5 380.1 8.1 4.6 0.5 102.2 101.2 100.1
Northern Hungary 486.9 483.9 481.0 481.2 471.6 478.4 484.0 -15.3 -5.5 3.0 96.9 98.9 100.6
Northern Great Plain 640.4 633.5 646.9 641.9 634.1 644.5 655.1 -6.2 11.0 8.2 99.0 101.7 101.3
Southern Great Plain 572.8 548.1 572.9 566.7 572.8 571.6 572.4 0.0 23.6 -0.5 100.0 104.3 99.9
Working time
part-time 243.2 284.4 249.2 231.4 255.4 255.4 248.3 12.2 -29.0 -0.9 105.0 89.8 99.6
full-time 4,222.5 4,123.8 4,236.3 4,250.9 4,312.2 4,363.8 4,415.1 89.6 240.0 178.8 102.1 105.8 104.2
not classifieda 141.0 148.1 141.7 140.3
Status in employment
employees by contract duration 4,076.3 4,012.7 4,080.9 4,056.6 4,008.0 4,047.1 4,076.6 -68.3 34.5 -4.3 98.3 100.9 99.9
with unlimited duration 3,696.8 3,659.9 3,705.2 3,705.0 3,625.5 3,705.9 3,816.2 -71.4 46.0 110.9 98.1 101.3 103.0
with limited duration 247.5 214.6 243.7 220.2 210.3 218.2 260.5 -37.2 3.7 16.8 85.0 101.7 106.9
not classifiedb 131.9 138.2 132.0 131.5 172.3 122.9 40.3 -15.2 130.6 89.0
self-employed 526.1 538.7 543.0 562.8 559.6 572.1 586.8 33.5 33.4 43.8 106.4 106.2 108.1
of which:
member of partnership 171.2 175.7 186.0 186.4 160.0 159.8 146.4 -11.2 -15.9 -39.6 93.5 90.9 78.7
own-account worker 345.6 352.5 344.4 365.1 386.3 398.7 425.4 40.7 46.2 81.0 111.8 113.1 123.5
Economic activity a year before
was working 4,280.1 4,228.1 4,296.4 4,296.3 4,265.6 4,281.0 4,305.9 -14.6 52.9 9.5 99.7 101.3 100.2
was unemployed 81.3 74.4 83.6 86.9 103.5 127.4 136.8 22.2 53.0 53.2 127.2 171.3 163.7
was economically inactive 245.3 253.9 247.2 239.3 198.5 210.9 220.7 -46.8 -43.0 -26.5 80.9 83.1 89.3
of which: student 63.5 61.0 61.0 54.0 56.0 55.8 59.0 -7.5 -5.1 -2.0 88.2 91.6 96.7
Industry of the employer
agriculture 215.5 213.7 213.8 212.6 203.0 198.9 205.2 -12.5 -14.8 -8.5 94.2 93.1 96.0
industry 1,465.2 1,434.5 1,454.6 1,445.1 1,437.8 1,453.9 1,458.7 -27.4 19.3 4.1 98.1 101.3 100.3
of which:
C manufacturing 1,008.3 976.3 991.7 982.3 965.3 980.9 984.9 -43.0 4.6 -6.8 95.7 100.5 99.3
F construction 358.2 351.8 368.2 368.1 375.3 376.4 377.7 17.1 24.6 9.6 104.8 107.0 102.6
services 2,921.7 2,903.1 2,955.6 2,961.7 2,926.8 2,966.5 2,999.5 5.1 63.3 43.9 100.2 102.2 101.5
G–N market services 1,649.0 1,631.3 1,677.1 1,673.3 1,622.9 1,675.6 1,708.1 -26.0 44.3 31.0 98.4 102.7 101.8
O–U non-market services 1,272.7 1,271.8 1,278.6 1,288.4 1,303.9 1,290.8 1,291.4 31.2 19.0 12.9 102.4 101.5 101.0
not classifiedc 4.4 5.0 3.3 3.2
Local unit (location of work)
working at domestic unit 4,494.9 4,456.2 4,528.5 4,526.2 4,494.4 4,537.3 4,583.5 -0.4 81.1 55.0 100.0 101.8 101.2
working at local unit abroad 111.9 100.1 98.7 96.4 73.2 82.0 79.9 -38.7 -18.2 -18.8 65.4 81.8 80.9
Participation in public employment
working in public employment 105.0 80.7 91.8 92.1 88.4 86.0 89.0 -16.6 5.3 -2.8 84.2 106.6 96.9
working not in public employment 4,501.8 4,475.7 4,535.4 4,530.4 4,479.2 4,533.3 4,574.5 -22.6 57.6 39.0 99.5 101.3 100.9

Footnotes

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Source: labour force survey.
a
Between 2009 and 2020, persons who were recipients of child care benefits were not considered employed during their absence from work. From those who last worked over 7 years ago, employment characteristics are not available until the end of 2020, so they are placed in the not classified group.
b
Between 2009 and 2020, persons who were recipients of child care benefits were not considered employed during their absence from work. From those who last worked over 7 years ago, employment characteristics are not available by status of employment data until the end of 2020, so they are placed in the not classified group.
c
Between 2009 and 2020, persons who were recipients of child care benefits were not considered employed during their absence from work. From those who last worked over 7 years ago, employment characteristics are not available by industries data until the end of 2020, so they are placed in the not classified group.
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