|Unit||Ths. #, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Labor Force||May 2022||4,858||4,854||Ths. # 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||May 2022||4,693||4,684||Ths. # 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2022||3.39||3.51||% 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2022 Q1||191.92||198.61||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2022 Q1||4,674||4,687||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment||Dec 2020||196.5||203.76||Ths. # 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
For Hungary, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly information on non-institutional population aged 15–74. The aim of the survey is to observe the employment and unemployment according to the international statistical recommendation based on the concepts and definitions recommended by the ILO independently from the existing national labor regulations or their changes.
The source writes:
The data are collected via household survey and are based on quarterly sample. Respondents are people living in surveyed non-institutional households. The data collection is continuous, i.e. it is made every week of the year with reference to the week before. Surveyed households are interviewed during 6 consecutive quarters. Data are collected mainly by face-to-face interviews or in a minor part by phone.
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office has introduced a new statistical survey in January 1992 to obtain current information on the labour force status of the Hungarian population. The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey which provides quarterly information on non-institutional population aged 15–74. The aim of the survey is to observe the employment and unemployment according to the international statistical recommendation based on the concepts and definitions recommended by the ILO independently from the existing national labour regulations or their changes.
In the LFS the population surveyed is divided according to their economic activity performed in the reference week (the week running from Monday to Sunday).
From 1992, on the average, nearly 24 thousand households were designated to the sample of the Labour Force Survey, while since 1998 interviewers have visited nearly 38 thousand households quarterly in order to collect information, according to the recommendations of the International Labour Organization (ILO), on the economic activity of the population aged 15–74 living there. Between 1992 and 2002 the survey was conducted each month in the week comprising the 19th day of the month, while since 2003 it has been conducted continuously covering each week of the month (quarter, year). Released data are estimated quarterly (annual) averages.
From 2003 adjustment of LFS data happens on the basis of 2001 census. At the same time data of 1998–2002 are also reweighted.
Rounding of the data was made electronically – without any correction – therefore the sum of the part figures does not always equal to the rounded value of the total.
Economically actives is employed and unemployed persons, entering the labor force market.
Employed persons: those persons, who worked one hour or more for pay, profit or payment in kind in job or business (including farm), during the reference week, or worked one hour or more without pay in a family business or on a farm (i.e. unpaid family workers), or were employees who had a job from which they were temporarily absent all of survey week.
Unemployed persons are those who had not worked on the reference week, and had no job to be away from temporarily; who had been actively looking for work in four weeks before the survey; who would be ready for work within two weeks, if had found a job, and those who found a job to start work within 30 days before 2002, or within 90 days from 2003.
Unemployment rate is the ratio of unemployed persons to the economically active population of corresponding age.
Till 2008, the economic activity of employers was classified according to NACE '03, however, in 2008, data were published according to NACE '08 as well. Since 2009, the classification of economic activity has been made only according to NACE '08.
Until 2010 the classification of the occupations was done on the basis of HSCO-93, however from 1st January 2011 the data are published only on the basis of HSCO-08.
In 2021, the framework changed to IESS.
For employment and unemployment for subnational areas, we construct SA supplements. For labor force and unemployment rate, SA, for subnational areas, we construct as identities.
Yes. Data are considered final when published but can be subject to revisions on occasion.