In August 2021, the average monthly number of persons employed was 4 million 678 thousand

Monthly change in the number of employed persons aged 15-74

The employment rate in June-August 2021 was 73.5%, 1.4 percentage points higher than a year earlier

Employment rate of persons aged 15-64 by sex, 3-month average data

In June-August 2021, employment rates increased in all priority age groups, except for young people aged 15-24, compared to a year earlier

Employment rate of 15-64 year olds by age group, 3-month average data

In June-August 2021, the employment rate decreased in five counties and increased in the others over a year, with the largest decrease (6.7 percentage points) in Komárom-Esztergom County

Employment rate of persons aged 15-64 by county, June-August 2021

In June-August 2021, 4 million 485 thousand people were employed in the domestic primary labour market, 57 thousand more than in the same period of the previous year, while the number of people working abroad (85 thousand) decreased by 17 thousand

Number of persons aged 15-74 in employment by labour market segment, 3-month average data

In June-August 2021, the share of people working remotely or from home (7.0%) was 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier

Share of people working remotely or from home office, 3-month average data

The largest declines were in wholesale and retail trade (-38 thousand people) and agriculture (-18 thousand people), while accommodation services employed the same number of people and food services 3 thousand more than a year earlier

Number of persons employed by economic section, 3-month average data

In the second quarter of 2021, the number of hours worked increased by 12% compared to the same period of the previous year

Number of hours worked*

At the end of the second quarter of 2021, the number of job vacancies was 25% higher than at the end of the same period of the previous year

Number of job vacancies by sector*

In June-August 2021, the number of non-working people decreased by 95 thousand compared to the same period of the previous year, and their number is still lower than before the pandemic

Number of non-employed (unemployed and inactive) persons aged 15-74, 3-month average data

The number of unemployed persons in August 2021 was 194,000

Monthly change in the number of unemployed persons aged 15-74

In June-August 2021, the unemployment rate was 4.1%, 0.3 percentage point lower than a year earlier

Unemployment rate of 15-74 year olds by sex, 3-month average data

In June-August 2021, the unemployment rate increased in eight counties and decreased in the others compared to the previous year, with the largest decrease (2.0 percentage points) in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County

Unemployment rate of 15-64 year olds by county, 3-month average data

In June-August 2021, the potential labour reserve decreased by 60 thousand people compared to the same period of the previous year

Potential labour reserve in the population aged 15-74, 3-month average data

In June-August 2021, the potential labour reserve ratio decreased nationally and regionally compared to a year earlier

Potential labour reserve by region in the population aged 15-74, 3-month average data

Unemployment rates are typically low in central and eastern European Member States, and are among the highest in southern European Member States

Unemployment rate of 15-74 year olds in the Member States of the European Union, August 2021

In August 2021, Hungary's unemployment rate was lower than the EU average; the Netherlands, Czechia, Poland, Malta, Germany and Slovenia had better unemployment data

Unemployment rate of 15-74 year olds in the European Union Member States

In August 2021, the unemployment rate in the European Union increased only in Bulgaria, Hungary and Czechia compared to the same month of the previous year and Cyprus had the largest decrease (by 4.1 percentage points)

Change in unemployment rates of persons aged 15–74 in EU-27 Member States compared to the same month of previous year, August 2021

In August 2021, youth unemployment in the EU was the lowest in the Netherlands (6.9%) and the highest in Spain (31.6%), while Hungary was in the middle of the ranking

Unemployment rate of young people aged 15-24 in the European Union Member States, August 2021*

Unemployment rates in August showed the largest deviation in favour of men in Spain and women in Latvia

Unemployment rate gap between women and men aged 15-74 in EU Member States, August 2021

In July 2021, gross earnings averaged HUF 433,700, surpassing the previous year's data by 7.9% and lagging behind the previous month's by 0.6%

Changes in gross average earnings of full-time employees*

In July 2021, monthly gross earnings were 6.2% higher in the business sector and by 11.8% in the budgetary sector year-on-year

Gross average earnings of full time employees by sectors, July 2021

In July 2021, gross average earnings were 7.9% and real earnings 3.2% higher than a year earlier

Changes in gross average and net real earnings of full-time employees*

Accounted gross earnings (HUF 1.3 thousand billion) significantly increased in July 2021 (by 15%) in relation with the effects on the labour market of the measures taken during first wave of the pandemic

Changes in gross earnings*

Average earnings grew by 7.9% while gross earnings increased by 15% in July 2021 compared to July of the previous year. The growth of gross earnings significantly surpassed that of the average ones, mainly due to the low base of gross earnings of last July

Changes in gross earnings and average gross earnings*