The No. of Hungarian workers increased the most in the Austrian labour market last year, even though the country employed 34,000 fewer people than average last December. The No. of Hungarian citizens working in Austria increased by more than 6,000 in 2018 compared to 2017.

The Austrian job market is booming. There is a constant growth in its labour market. This is also shown in the increased amount of foreign workers each year, Privát Bankár reports.

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The No. of Hungarian citizens working in Austria was especially high last year, compared to the ratio of other nations:

Officially, 94,458 Hungarian citizens worked in Austria, according to data gathered by Hauptverband, the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, last December. This number is 4,304 higher than it was in November 2018 and 6,136 higher than in 2017.

The end of each year tends to be the low-point in the labour market. Last year, there was a drop in the No. of workers in December, and an even bigger decrease was observed at the end of 2017. This is probably due to the inevitable lack of activity in certain fields including agriculture and construction among many others.

Interestingly, Austria employed 34,000 fewer foreigners last December, but the No. of Hungarian workers still managed to increase by 4,304 people in the same month.

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No. of Hungarian workers increases the most

Even though the No. of Hungarian workers in Austria seems to be continuously increasing, the No. of Romanian, Polish, Turkish and South Slavic workers in Austria all decreased in 2018.

The number of Hungarian workers in Austria increased a lot, but still not as much as the number of Asian workers, which increased by 8,241 people last year.


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