Hungary’s government hopes to match last year’s employment figures throughout the year, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday.
Gergely Gulyás told a regular press briefing that each European Union member country saw economic recession in the first half of this year but the drop in Hungary was below the European average and this trend is expected to strengthen in the future.
Some 4,460,000 Hungarians held jobs in July, which was 2,600 more than in January but a few tens of thousands behind last July’s figure, he said. At the same time, the number of registered jobseekers has been decreasing since June 15, he added.
The government has already transferred 1,756 billion forints (EUR 5.1bn) to boost the economy, a measure that has obviously contributed to the “remarkable” employment figures.
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