Jobless rate falls to 3.6 percent

Hungary's jobless rate was 3.6 percent in March, falling from 3.8 percent in February and 4.0 percent in the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday.

Central bank raises base rate by 100 basis points

Hungarian central bank rate-setters hiked the base rate by 100 basis points to 5.40 percent at their regular meeting on Tuesday, while also expanding the two sides of the interest rate corridor by the same ratio.

Average gross wages up 31.7 percent in February

The average gross wage of full-time employees in February was 546,000 forints (EUR 1,470), 31.7 percent higher than the same period a year prior, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.

March annual inflation 8.5 percent

Consumer prices in Hungary grew by an annual 8.5 percent in March, quickening from 8.3 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. Month on month, inflation was 1 percent.

Budget end-March deficit 2,309 billion

Hungary's cash-flow-based budget deficit, excluding local councils, was 2,309.4 billion forints at the end of March, the Finance Ministry said in a first release of data on Friday.