Databank of Centre for Economic and Regional Studies


Labour Force Survey

Data host

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

The objective of the survey

The survey provides information on the economic activity of the population, following Eurostat guidelines. Rotating panel, with each cohort staying in the sample for six quarters.

The reference population

People at age 15-74, living in private households. The sampling units are dwellings.

Data suppliers

Residents in Hungary living in households

Sample size

The number of observed households varied between 22,000 and 34,000 in 1992-2012. The sample contains 45,000-70,000 people aged 15-74 and between 15,000 and 20,000 people outside this age range.


1992-2020. III. , quarterly

Main topics of data

Demographics, Education

Labour market status

Transfer status

Household characteristics

Residence characteristics

Main characteristics of the survey

The sample is drawn using multi-stage stratified sample design.

Weighs ensure that the sample is representative.


Conditional upon approvement by the Central Statistical Office