|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Labor Force||Dec 2019||4,674||4,680||Ths. # 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||Dec 2019||4,519||4,517||Ths. # 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||Dec 2019||155.22||163.29||Ths. # 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Unemployment Rate||Dec 2019||3.32||3.49||% 3-mo ending MA, NSA||Monthly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2019 Q3||206.38||220.46||Ths., NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2019 Q3||4,520||4,510||Ths., NSA||Quarterly|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data is subject to revisions.
The above information was taken from the source, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO)