In the 2nd Quarter of 2014, the number of employed people was 4,122 thousand, 190 thousand more than a year ago. The employment rate of people aged 15–64 increased to 61.7%.
In the observed period, the number of employed people was 4,122 thousand, 4.8% more than in the same period of the previous year. 4,091 thousand of employed people were aged 15–64, their employment rate was 61.7%, which was 3.4 percentage points higher than a year before.
In April–June 2014, among the 15–64 year-old male population, 2,213 thousand were employed, their employment rate increased by 3.4 percentage points to 67.8%. The number of employed women aged 15–64 was 1,878 thousand, their employment rate grew by 3.3 percentage points to 55.7%.
The number of employed young people aged 15–24 years was 257 thousand, and their employment rate of 23.1% exceeded that of the previous year by 3.9 percentage points. The number of employed people in the ‘best working age’, i.e. the age group 25–54 years, and in the older, 55–64 age group increased as well, and their employment rate grew by 3.0 percentage points to 78.5% in the former and by 3.2 percentage points to 41.6% in the latter age group.
The employment rate of the population aged 15–64 increased in all of the seven regions. Compared to the same period of the previous year, employment rate of Western Transdanubia increased the most (by 4.8 percentage points), which resulted in the highest level of employment (66.2%). Northern Hungary was still characterized by the lowest employment rate (55.0%), however, the value of it improved by 3.8 percentage points compared to the previous year.