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Aug 18, 2017

Unemployment among Hungary's youth has decreased by one sixth over 10 years

According to a Eurostat survey published on International Youth Day, the number is attribute to young people aged between 20 and 24 years who are not studying or working

The unemployment rate among Hungary's youth has decreased by one sixth over the course of the past ten years, it has been revealed.

According to a Eurostat survey published on International Youth Day, the number is attribute to young people aged between 20 and 24 years who are not studying or working.

Bence Rétvári, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Human Capacities, said the number is a promising sign considering in other EU Member States the number has increased on average for the same age group.

Rétvári added that the Hungarian government believes it is important that it should contribute to the utilization of the skills of young people, the promotion of their active participation in society and the encouragement of the establishment of families through the implementation of a youth-friendly, future-oriented and predictable policy.

In 2013, almost 23 percent of those aged between 20 and 24 years fell into the group of youths neither studying or working, by 2016 this fell to 15.4 percent, thanks to the economic and youth policy measures implemented by the government.

The Youth Guarantee Programme, in combination with a series of educational and employment policy measures, seeks to facilitate the entry of young people into the labor market and is proving successful to get the young back to work.