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KSH: Unemployment Rose to 4.3% in December

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.29.

Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate was 4.3 percent in December, edging up 0.2 of a percentage point from the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday.

In absolute terms, there were 200,000 unemployed, 10,000 more than in November and up 59,000 from a year earlier, KSH said. In annual comparison, the jobless rate grew by 1.2 percentage points.

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The rate covers unemployment among people between the ages of 15 and 74.

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