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Regional jobless rate disparity suggests low labor mobility

Regional jobless rate disparity suggests low labor mobility

Regional jobless rate disparities suggest labor mobility remains an issue in Hungary, even as some areas face a labor market squeeze, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
County-level data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show unemployment stood as high as 11.3% in Nógrád County, in the north of the country, in the second quarter and as low as 1.2% in Tolna County, in the southwest.

The jobless rates in Hungary's easternmost counties ranged from 7% in Békés County to 9.4% in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.

In the northwest of the country, jobless rates stood at 1.4% in Győr-Moson-Sopron County and at 1.9% in Fejér County.

In Budapest, the jobless rate was 3% in Q2.
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