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Labour Market Yearbook

The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbooks series was launched in 2000. We had aimed from the beginning to provide up-to-date results of labour market researches and useful information on the Hungarian labour market tendencies as well as the legislative and institutional background of the employment policy for the GO and NGO organizations of the public employment services, the local governments, the public administration, educational and research establishments and the media. Our detailed analyses focus on a special key issue in each year. Our goal is to create comprehensive and transparently structured yearbooks, which describe both the main characteristics and internal connections of the Hungarian labour market trends based on the available statistics, pieces of theoretical research work and empirical analyses.

Series editor: Ágnes Szabó-Morvai – senior research fellow, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of Economics

Editorial board:

  • Sándor Ádám – Head of Department, Ministry of Technology and Industry
  • Irén Busch – Head of Department, Ministry of Interior
  • Károly Fazekas – senior research fellow, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of Economics
  • Kadlecsik Roland – Head of Department, Central Statistical Office
  • János Köllő – scientific advisor, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of Economics
  • Judit Lakatos – senior advisor, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
  • Balázs Reizer – senior research fellow, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of Economics

THE HUNGARIAN LABOUR MARKET 2020 – The COVID-19 Pandemic

Editors: Ágnes Szabó-Morvai, István Kónya, Judit Krekó

The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbook series was launched in 2000 by the Institute of Economics, in order to report on the processes and latest trends of the Hungarian labour market and employment policy, and provide an in-depth analysis of a particular subject each year.
In compiling the content of each yearbook, the intention of the editorial board is to deliver relevant and useful information on the labour market trends and the legislative and institutional background of employment policy in Hungary, and on the latest findings of Hungarian and international research studies.

 

The book can be downloaded in one file.

2023

THE HUNGARIAN LABOUR MARKET 2020

Editors: Károly Fazekas, Péter Elek, Tamás Hajdu

The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbook series was launched in 2000 by the Institute of Economics, in order to report on the processes and latest trends of the Hungarian labour market and employment policy, and provide an in-depth analysis of a particular subject each year.
In compiling the content of each yearbook, the intention of the editorial board is to deliver relevant and useful information on the labour market trends and the legislative and institutional background of employment policy in Hungary, and on the latest findings of Hungarian and international research studies.

 

The book can be downloaded in one file or by chapters:

 

2020

THE HUNGARIAN LABOUR MARKET 2019

Editors: Károly Fazekas, Márton Csillag, Zoltán Hermann, Ágota Scharle

The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbook presents characteristics of the Hungarian labour market and employment policy, and provides an in-depth analysis of a topical issue each year. It is an important focus for the analyses and data published in the yearbook series to serve as a good source of knowledge on the various topics of labour economics and human resources management. The yearbook series presents the main characteristics and trends of the Hungarian labour market in an international comparison based on the available statistical information, conceptual research and empirical analyses in a clearly structured and easily accessible format. Continuing our previous editorial practice, we selected an area that we considered especially important from the perspective of understanding Hungarian labour market trends and the effectiveness of evidence-based employment policy. This year’s ‘In Focus’ revolves around education the labour market situation of youth.

The book can be downloaded in one file or by chapters:

2019

THE HUNGARIAN LABOUR MARKET 2018

Editors: Károly Fazekas, Ágnes Szabó-Morvai

2018

The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbook series was launched in the year 2000 by the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences with the support of the National Employment Foundation. The yearbook presents the actual characteristics of the Hungarian labour market and employment policy, and provides an in-depth analysis of a topical issue each year. The editorial board has striven to deliver relevant and useful information on trends in the Hungarian labour market, the legislative and institutional background of the employment policy, and up-to-date findings from Hungarian and international research studies to civil servants, staff of the public employment service, municipalities, NGOs, public administration offices, education and research institutions, the press and electronic media. An important aspect is that the various analyses and the data published in the yearbook series should provide a good source of knowledge for higher education on the different topics of labour economics and human resources management. The yearbook series presents the main characteristics and internal trends of the Hungarian labour market. Continuing our previous editorial practice, we selected an area that we considered especially important from the perspective of understanding Hungarian labour market trends and  the effectiveness of evidence-based employment policy. Based on the decision of the editorial board the topic of ‘In Focus’ this year discusses the labour market situation of women.

The book can be downloaded in one file or by chapters:

2018

THE HUNGARIAN LABOUR MARKET 2017

Editors: Károly Fazekas János Köllő

2017

The Hungarian Labour Market Yearbook presents the actual characteristics of the Hungarian labour market and employment policy, and provides an in-depth analysis of a topical issue each year. The editorial board has striven to deliver relevant and useful information on trends in the Hungarian labour market, the legislative and institutional background of the employment policy, and up-to-date findings from Hungarian and international research studies to civil servants, staff of the public employment service, municipalities, NGOs, public administration offices, education and research institutions, the press and electronic media. The yearbook series presents the main characteristics and trends of the Hungarian labour market in an international comparison based on the available statistical information, conceptual research and empirical analysis in a clearly structured and easily accessible format. Continuing our previous editorial practice, we selected an area that we considered especially important from the perspective of understanding Hungarian labour market trends and the effectiveness of evidence-based employment policy. The topic of In Focus chapter is the labour shortage in this year.

The book can be downloaded in one file (pdf) or by chapters:

Contents
Foreword
The Hungarian labour market in 2016 (Tamás Bakó & Judit Lakatos)
In Focus: Labour shortage
Foreword by the editor (János Köllő)
1 Definition and measurement
1.1 How to define labour shortage (János Köllő, Daniella Nagy & István János Tóth)
1.2 “Labour shortage” in the Hungarian public discourse (István János Tóth & Zsanna Nyírő)
1.3 Trends in basic shortage indicators (János Köllő, Zsanna Nyírő & István János Tóth)
1.4 Distortions in vacancy statistics, corporate and job centre shortage reports (János Köllő & Júlia Varga)
1.5 Shortage and unemployment (János Köllő & Júlia Varga)
2 The “usual suspects” – demographic replacement and employment abroad
2.1 Demographic replacement (Zoltán Hermann & Júlia Varga)
2.2 The impact of demographic replacement on employment structure (Éva Czethoffer & János Köllő)
2.3 Labour emigration and labour shortage (Ágnes Hárs & Dávid Simon)
3 Recruitment difficulties, business opportunities and wages – enterprise-level analysis
3.1 Enterprises complaining about recruitment difficulties (István János Tóth & Zsanna Nyírő)
3.2 Manifest shortage – vacancies and idle capacities (Miklós Hajdu, János Köllő & István János Tóth)
3.3 Wage levels, manifest shortage, planned and actual pay rises (János Köllő, László Reszegi & István János Tóth)
3.4 Long-term trends in relative wages. are there any signs indicating shortage? (Éva Czethoffer & János Köllő)
4 Labour shortage and vocational education
4.1 Vocational training (János Köllő)
4.2 The career plans of 15 year olds: who wants to enter STEM? (Zsuzsa Blasko & Artur Pokropek)
5 The role of adaptability
5.1 What are the tendencies in demand? The appreciation of noncognitive skills (Károly Fazekas)
5.2 Labour mobility in Hungary (Júlia Varga)
5.3 Knowledge accumulation in adulthood (János Köllő)
5.4 Might training programmes ease labour shortage? The targeting and effectiveness of training programmes organised or financed by local employment offices of the Hungarian Public Employment Service (Anna Adamecz-Völgyi, Márton Csillag, Tamás Molnár & Ágota Scharle)
Labour market policy tools (April 2016 – May 2017) (Miklós Hajdu, Ágnes Makó, Fruzsina Nábelek & Zsanna Nyírő)
Index of tables and figures
Statistical data

2017