In April 2021, 57 thousand fewer people worked compared to the previous month, and 36 thousand more compared to the same month of the previous year

Monthly number of employed persons aged 15–74

In April 2021, the employment rate of 71.9% was 0.6 percentage point lower than a month earlier and 1.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier

Monthly employment rate of 15–64 year olds by sex

In April 2021, employment rates in all priority age groups increased compared to a year earlier

Monthly employment rate of 15-64 year olds by age group

In April 2021, the employment rate was the highest in Komárom-Esztergom county (77.9%) and the lowest in Somogy county (63.3%)

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

In April 2021, 4 million 398 thousand people were working in the domestic primary labour market, 69 thousand fewer than a month earlier. In addition, the number of people working abroad (71 thousand) also decreased (by 3.8 thousand), while the number of public workers (90 thousand) was 16 thousand higher than in March 2021

Monthly number of employees aged 15-74

In April 2021, the share of people working remotely from home was 12.9%, 3.2 percentage points lower than a year earlier and 3.7 percentage points lower than the peak in May 2020

Monthly data of the proportion of people working remotely or from home

Accommodation and food service activities suffered the largest decrease in employment, with 30 thousand fewer persons employed than a year earlier

Number of employed by section

In April 2021, the number of non-working persons increased by 51 thousand compared to the previous month, and decreased by 81 thousand compared to the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed was 17.5 thousand higher and the number of inactive 33.2 thousand higher than in March 2021

Monthly change in the number of non-employed (unemployed and inactive) aged 15-74

In April 2021, the number of unemployed was 211 thousand, 17.5 thousand more than a month earlier and 24.0 thousand more than a year earlier

Monthly change in the number of unemployed aged 15-74

In April 2021, the unemployment rate was 4.4%, 0.4 percentage point higher than a month earlier and 0.5 percentage point higher than a year ago

Monthly unemployment rate of 15–74 year olds, by sex

In April 2021, Nógrád County had the highest unemployment rate (13.1%) and the largest increase in a year

Unemployment rate for persons aged 15-64 by county, April 2021

In April 2021, the potential labour reserve decreased by 7 thousand people compared to the previous month and by 24 thousand compared to the same period of the previous year

Monthly change in potential labour reserves within the population aged 15-74

In April 2021, the national potential labour reserve rate was 5.5%, with the highest rate in Northern Hungary (8.6%) and the lowest in the Pest region (2.8%). The largest increase in a year - 1.4 percentage points - was in Budapest

Share of potential labour reserve by region in the population aged 15-74, April 2021

Hungary ranked fourth among EU countries with an unemployment rate of 4.0% in March 2021

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

In March 2021, Hungary's unemployment rate (4.0%) was lower than the EU average (7.5%). Only Poland, Czechia and the Netherlands had better unemployment rates

Unemployment rate of 15-74 year olds in the EU Member States*

In March 2021, the unemployment rate increased in all EU Member States except Luxembourg compared to the same month of the previous year, most notably in Sweden (2.9 percentage points)

Unemployment rate of persons aged 15-74 in EU Member States, compared to the same month of the previous year, March 2021*

In March 2021, youth unemployment worsened in all EU countries except Malta and Latvia compared to the same month of the previous year, but improved in more than half of them compared to the previous month

Unemployment rates for young people aged 15-24 in the EU Member States, March 2021*

The largest differences in unemployment rates in March were for men in Spain and for women in Latvia

Difference between unemployment rates for women aged 15-74 and men in EU Member States, March 2021*

In March 2021, gross earnings averaged HUF 435,200, 8.7% more than a year earlier

Changes in gross average earnings of full-time employees*

In March 2021, monthly gross earnings averaged HUF 452,600 in the business sector and 398,700 HUF in the budgetary sector, representing a 8.0% and 11.0% growth, respectively

Gross average earnings of full time employees by sector, March 2021

In March 2021, gross average earnings and real earnings were 8.7% and 4.8% higher than a year earlier, respectively

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

Accounted gross earnings totalled nearly HUF 1.3 thousand billion in March 2021, 9.5% more than a year earlier

Changes in gross earnings*

Gross earnings and gross average earnings increased by 9.5 and 8.7% respectively in March 2021 compared to March of the previous year. In both cases, the increase was around 5% compared to the previous month

Changes in gross earnings and average gross earnings*