Hungary's youth employment rate is now higher than the European Union average, it has been revealed.
According to the latest European Commission education report, 84 percent of Hungarian youth are employed.
Dr. Zoltán Maruzsa, the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources, says the “Education and Training Monitor 2018” shows that Hungary’s employment was 4 percent higher than the EU average, which is just above 80 percent.
The Deputy State Secretary also pointed out that the number of students studying medicine had risen from approximately 800 students 10 years ago to 1,700 students last year. Maruzsa also noted that medical training also took place in Nyíregyháza and Debrecen last year.
“The goal is to create an educational system that is multifaceted and that compensates for those who are disadvantaged," Maruzsa said.
One reason for the low unemployment rate could be the Youth Guarantee Program that has already helped 100,000 young people find work in Hungary.
The program has greatly contributed to reducing youth unemployment to one third since 2010. The Youth Guarantee Program provides assistance to young people under the age of 25 who do not work and do not attend any education or training.