The goal of the volume is to review the main developments on the Hungarian labour market and to give an in-depth analysis of key issues. Our intention is to guide readers in finding recent research results and reliable statistical sources. The opening chapter of this volume gives an overview of the Hungarian labour market developments and employment / unemployment figures during 2001-2002. This year we put ‘in focus’ the supply and the demand sides of the labour, these two chapters constitute the second and third chapters, while the fourth part of our yearbook – similarly to previous volumes – presents a statistical data set, and gives comprehensive information on the main economic developments, such as demographic trends, labour force participation, employment, unemployment and inactivity, wages, education, regional inequalities, and migration. We intend to promote a dialogue between science and policy, by making research findings accessible to a broader audience with our yearbook.