Budapest, November 13 (MTI) – Fully 13 percent of participants in fostered work programmes have found jobs on the labour market within six months of leaving the programmes, daily Magyar Nemzet said on Friday, citing a study posted on the website of the Interior Ministry.

The study, based on data from the National Labour Office, shows that 46 percent of fostered workers were still registered as unemployed six months after leaving the public works programme. About one-third rejoined the programme and almost 7 percent neither returned nor registered as unemployed.

Fresh Central Statistical Office (KSH) data show that 49 percent of jobless in Hungary have been seeking work for at least one year, and the average time spent unemployed stands at a little over 19 months at present.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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