The employment rate among Hungarians with reduced work capacity reached 40 percent at the end of last year, up from just 18 percent in 2011, the prime minister’s commissioner for priority social affairs said on Sunday.
In absolute terms, the number of Hungarians with reduced work capacity who held jobs was over 80,000 last year, up from 15,000 in 2011, said Zsolt Nyitrai.
More than 600,000 Hungarians live with some form of disability, he added.
Hungarians living with disabilities are a social group of strategic importance for the government: as equal members of society, they need support to live their daily lives with the greatest possible degree of independence, Nyitrai said.
Since the Fidesz-KDNP government came to power in 2010, budget funding allocated for organisations that deal with matters affecting Hungarians living with disabilities has doubled, he added.
As we wrote a few weeks ago, Hungary’s rolling average three-month jobless rate was 3.6 percent in November, down from 3.7 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.
NUMBER OF HUNGARIANS WORKING ABROAD INCREASED
Between September and November 2018, unfortunately, the number of employed people in Hungary – approximately 4.8 million – started to decrease again, but this is not a surprising phenomenon due to seasonal changes. While the number of employees in Hungary keeps dropping, the Central Statistics Office’s recent data showed that the number of Hungarian residents working abroad started to increase again, read more HERE.