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Jobless rate at 3.9 percent

Hungary's jobless rate was 3.9 percent in January, up from 3.8 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

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

In absolute terms, the number of unemployed was 191,800, 8,300 more than a month earlier and 13,400 more than at the start of 2022.

In January, the number of employed averaged 4,699,000, 46,000 more than a year ago, the KSH said.

In the November-January period, the number of employed averaged 4,706,000, 29,000 more than the same period a year before. Employees in the domestic primary labour market increased by 24,000, and the number of employees abroad was up by 14,000, while the number of public sector employees fell by 9,000.

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