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Dec 07, 2017

Hungary’s employment rate in the 20-64 age group nears 75 percent

Csaba Dömötör, parliamentary state secretary at the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, said a consensus in Hungary had emerged on applying the principle of “offering work instead of benefits”

Hungary’s employment in the 20-64 age group is expected to reach 75 percent in the foreseeable future, it has been revealed.

Péter Cseresnyés, state secretary in charge of the Labor Market and Training, said the government will thereby meet the European Union target for 2020.

The state secretary said that employment is already above 73 percent in this age group in Hungary against the European Union average of 70-71 percent.

Meanwhile, Csaba Dömötör, parliamentary state secretary at the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, said a consensus in Hungary had emerged on applying the principle of “offering work instead of benefits”.

He said that those that are able to work and want to should be able to find a job. The first results of this principle are already visible in the record number of job holders in Hungary today, he added.