In July 2021, the average monthly number of people employed was 4 million 704 thousand

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

The employment rate was 73.3% in May-July 2021, 1.8 percentage points higher than a year earlier

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

Employment rates increased in May-July 2021 compared to a year earlier in all priority age groups, except for young people aged 15-24

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

In May-July 2021, the employment rate was the highest in Budapest (78.9%) and the lowest in Somogy county (65.7%)

Employment rate of persons aged 15-64 by county, May-July 2021

In May-July 2021, 4 million 476 thousand people were employed in the domestic primary labour market, 75 thousand more than a year earlier, while the number of people working abroad (84 thousand) decreased by 16 thousand

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

In May-July 2021, the share of people working remotely or from home was 8.4%, 3.9 percentage points lower than a year earlier

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

Retail trade (-23 thousand people) and social work (-15 thousand people) suffered the largest reductions; accommodation services still had 5 thousand fewer employees than a year earlier, while food services had 12 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 May-July 2021 there were 114 thousand fewer non-working people compared to the same period of last year

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

In July 2021, the average monthly number of unemployed persons was 189 thousand

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

In May-July 2021, the unemployment rate was 4.1%, 0.6 percentage point lower than a year earlier

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

In May-July 2021, the unemployment rate was the highest in Nógrád county (11.7%) and the lowest in Győr-Moson-Sopron county (1.2%)

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

In May-July 2021, the potential labour reserve decreased by 78 thousand persons compared to the same period of the previous year

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

In May-July 2021, the potential labour reserve rate was 4.8% nationally, with the highest rate in the Northern Great Plain (7.6%) and the lowest in Western Transdanubia (2.8%). In all regions, the labour reserve ratio has decreased over the last year

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

In July 2021, Hungary's unemployment rate ranked eighth among EU countries

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

In July 2021, Hungary's unemployment rate was lower than the EU average; Czechia, the Netherlands, Poland, Malta and Germany had a more favourable unemployment situation

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

In July 2021, only Bulgaria and Poland had an increase in unemployment in the European Union compared to the same month of the previous year, while the biggest decrease was in Cyprus

Unemployment rate for 15-74 year olds in EU Member States compared to the same month of the previous year, July 2021

In July 2021, youth unemployment was the lowest in the Netherlands (7.2%) and the highest in Greece (40.8%). Compared to the same month of the previous year, the youth unemployment rate increased the most in Greece (7.7 percentage points) and decreased the most in the Netherlands (8.0 percentage points)

Unemployment rate of youth aged 15–24 in the EU Member States, July 2021*

Unemployment rates in July showed the largest deviation in favour of men in Greece and women in Latvia

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

In June 2021, gross average earnings (HUF 436,300) surpassed the previous year's data by 3.5% and the previous month's by 1.1%. Certain employees in healthcare had a one-time bonus paid out in this month of the previous year, which had an impact on the yearly growth rate of the average earnings

Changes in gross average earnings of full-time employees*

In June 2021, monthly gross earnings were 6.4% higher year-on-year in the business sector; however these decreased by 4.0% in the budgetary sector after the one-time bonus payment for certain healthcare workers in June 2020

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

In June 2021, gross average earnings were 3.5% higher year-on-year; however, for the first time in a long time real earnings decreased by 1.7%. High inflation as well as the high base caused by the previous year's bonuses contributed to this trend

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

In June 2021, accounted gross earnings (HUF 1.3 thousand billion) significantly increased in one year, by 12.1%, in relation with the effects of the first wave pandemic measures on the labour market

Changes in gross earnings*

Gross earnings and gross average earnings increased by 12.1 and 3.5% respectively in June 2021 compared to June of the previous year. The growth of gross earnings significantly surpassed that of average earnings, mainly due to the high base of average earnings incerased by the one-time bonuses of healthcare workers last June

Changes in gross earnings and average gross earnings*