Skilled Workers Most Likely To Work Abroad

  • 6 Jul 2018 9:26 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Skilled Workers Most Likely To Work Abroad
Single male skilled workers aged between 20 and 39 represent the largest group of Hungarians who plan to work abroad, business daily Világgazdaság reported.

Some 5% of respondents aged between 15 and 74 said they would be willing to move abroad to work in the next two years, while 84% said they had no such plans, the paper said, quoting a survey by the Central Statistical Office.

Some 80% said they would not move for work purposes even within Hungary. Among those who want to work abroad, 46% of them plan to go for more than two years and 14% have no intention of returning to Hungary.

Last year, 109,000 people, or 2.5% of the workforce, said they worked abroad. The number of Hungarians working abroad dropped by 7,000 over a year but this was still 29,000 higher than five years ago, the paper said.

The majority of workers abroad were men aged between 25 and 44 with vocational diplomas and 85% worked in Austria, Germany and the UK. Most workers left for abroad from Győr-Moson-Sopron, Borsod-Abauj- Zemplén and Vas counties, as well as from Budapest, the paper said.

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