Number of Hungarians working in Germany, UK rising
Budapest, November 27 (MTI) – The number of Hungarians with official working permits in Germany and Britain has increased over the past two years, the daily Magyar Nemzet said in its Friday issue.
The paper said, citing data from the statistical offices of Germany and the UK from the end of last year, that about 80,000 Hungarians are working in Germany and 55,000 in the UK. In Germany the number of Hungarians registered as in work grew by 70 percent from 2012 to 2014, the paper said. According to data from the German Statistical Office, out of 115,000 Hungarians residing in Germany, 80,000 were in registered employment. In 2012, the number of Hungarians in the country was estimated at 65,000, of which 47,000 were working, the paper added.
In Britain, 55,000 Hungarians aged 16 and above were working in 2014, up from 35,000 in 2012, according to data from the UK’s statistical office.
Estimates for the total number of Hungarians working abroad, including those without papers, have been put in a range of 350,000-500,000, the paper said.