The number of registered jobseekers in Hungary rose by an annual 69,000, or 26.5%, to 330,700 in April, data published on the website of the National Employment Office (NFSZ) show.
The number of registered jobseekers with only a primary school education increased to 129,500 during the month and made up 39% of the total. Almost 23% of jobseekers were aged 55 years or older. The NFSZ said 22.6% of the total, or around 74,700 people, had been seeking work for more than one year. The ratio was up 8.4 percentage points from a year earlier. Around 178,400 jobseekers, or 61.8% of the total, were eligible for some kind of unemployment or social support during the month.