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Jul 18, 2018

Number of Hungarian graduates finding jobs when leaving university is one of highest in Europe

Official figures show that 85 percent of Hungarian graduates find jobs when leaving university

Official figures show that 85 percent of Hungarian graduates find jobs when leaving university - one of the highest in Europe and above the EU average. 

Eurostat data shows that although future job prospects for graduates in Hungary is high, the number of early leavers is rising.

The numbers show that 84.7 percent of recent graduates were employed in 2017, compared to an EU average of 80.2 percent.

According to BBJ, recent graduates are defined as those aged between 20-34, who are no longer in education or training programs, and who completed their education up to three years ago. 

Hungary ranked ninth on the list this year. The Czech Republic had the highest rate in the region, picking up a 89.9 percent hit, followed by Hungary then Poland. 

Its a stark contrast from 5-10 years ago when the employment rate among recent graduates in Hungary fell to 73.3 percent in 2012.