Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate was 3.7 percent in Jan-March, up 0.2 of a percentage point from the previous three-month period, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.
The rate which covers 15-74 year-olds was 0.1 of a percentage point higher than twelve months earlier.
In absolute terms, there were 173,000 unemployed, 9,300 more than in the previous month and 7,300 more than the same period a year earlier.
KSH noted that the coronavirus outbreak had an impact only the tail end of the period. It added that
56,000 people lost their jobs in March alone.