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Official: Number of job-seekers at pre-pandemic level

The number of job seekers in Hungary has fallen to 259,000, almost 120,000 lower than last summer's nadir, according to an innovation and technology ministry official.

The number is the lowest since January 2020, state secretary Sandor Bodo said in a statement on Monday.

Almost 4.7 million Hungarians are employed, while the 4 percent jobless rate is among lowest in the European Union, the statement said, citing Central Statistical Office data.

According to Eurostat figures, Hungary’s 77.7 percent employment rate in the first quarter of the year was the sixth highest in the bloc and 6 percentage points above the European average, it added.

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