(The Government of Hungary)
After an initial plunge in employment at the end of the spring, there has been a steady rebound since the end of the summer.
Sándor Bodó, State Secretary at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), said around 1.5 million employees and 280,000 employers received government support last year.
According to MTI, Bodó said the support was the main reason why the number of jobseekers stayed below 300,000 last year — among the lowest jobless rates in Europe — in the face of the Covid epidemic. Bodó insisted that Hungary had also been among the most successful countries in managing the crisis alongside Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Malta.