The average number of persons employed in May 2022 was 4 million 686 thousand

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

In March-May 2022, the employment rate increased in all counties compared to the previous year, with the highest rate in Budapest (79.8%) and the lowest in Somogy county (66.1%)

Employment rate of persons aged 15-64 and its change compared to the same period of the previous year, by county, March-May 2022
( 3-month average data)

In March-May 2022, the employment rate was 74.2%, 1.9 percentage points higher than a year earlier

Trend and change in the employment rate of 15-64 year olds compared to the same period of the previous year, February-April 2022, 3-month average data
Trend and change in the employment rate of 15-64 year olds compared to the same period of the previous year, February-April 2022, 3-month average data

In March-May 2022, the number of persons employed increased in most branches of the economy compared to a year earlier, with the largest increases in accommodation and food services, and in scientific and technical activities

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

In March-May 2022, 4 million 520 thousand people were employed in the domestic primary labour market, an increase of 87 thousand compared to a year earlier. During the same period, the number of public workers (78 thousand) decreased slightly by 5 thousand, while the number of workers abroad (96 thousand) increased by 18 thousand.

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

In March-May 2022, the proportion of people working remotely or from home was 7.3%, 5.3 percentage points lower than in the same period a year earlier, which was severely affected by the pandemic

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

At the end of Q1 of 2022, the number of job vacancies was 39% higher than at the end of the same period of last year

Number of job vacancies by sector*

In May 2022, the number of unemployed was 169 thousand

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

In March-May 2022, the unemployment rate was 3.4%, a 0.7 percentage point lower than a year earlier

Unemployment rate for 15-74 year olds and change compared to the same period of the previous year, February-April 2022, 3-month average data
Unemployment rate for 15-74 year olds and change compared to the same period of the previous year, February-April 2022, 3-month average data

In March-May 2022, the unemployment rate increased by 1 percentage point or more in two counties and decreased by 1 percentage point or more in eight counties compared to the previous year. The largest decrease (3.3 percentage points) was in Békés county

Unemployment rate of 15-64 year olds and its change compared to the same period of the previous year by county, March-May 2022, 3-month average data

In March-May 2022, the potential labour reserve included 266,000 people, still less than at the start of the pandemic in Q1 of 2020

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

Gross average earnings of full-time employees were HUF 507 500 in April 2022, the median was 78% of this (HUF 396 800) at enterprises with at least five employees and in the public sector

Gross average and median earnings of full-time employees*

Previously scheduled wage increases, in addition to the significant growth in minimum wage and minimum wage for skilled workers, contributed to the increase in average earnings. Several educational institutions were reclassified from the budgetary into the non-profit sector following a change in their controlling authority in August 2021, leading to a significant increase in average earnings in the non-profit sector

Gross average earnings of full time employees, and their changes compared to the same period of the previous year, at certain emphasized groups, April 2022*
Gross average earnings of full time employees, and their changes compared to the same period of the previous year, at certain emphasized groups, April 2022*

Average earnings grew in all sectors in April 2022; the highest growth was in the financial services field and the lowest in accommodation and hospitality services

Gross average earnings of full time employees and their changes compared to the same period of the previous year, by sections, April 2022*
Gross average earnings of full time employees and their changes compared to the same period of the previous year, by sections, April 2022*

Gross average earnings grew by 15.2% in April 2022, while the real value of net earnings increased by 5.2% compared to April of the previous year. Regular gross earnings (without premiums and one-month bonuses) were 14.1% higher year-on-year

Gross and regular average earnings, as well as net real earnings*