Number of Hungarian migrants in UK nearly doubled between 2011 and 2016

April 13, 2016

Billboard parodying the government's xenophobic campaign: "I to come Hungary not take yours work."
Billboard parodying the government’s xenophobic campaign: “I to come Hungary not take yours work.”

Hungary is among the top six countries of origin for EU migrants, reports Hungarian news site 24.hu. The news website cites a recent study by the University of Oxford’s Migration Observatory in which the research center found that the number of Hungarians migrants living in the United Kingdom has almost doubled since 2011 (one year after the Orbán government returned to power).

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Romanians have a lower unemployment rate in the UK than Hungarians

According to the study, there were 50,000 Hungarians living in the United Kingdom in 2011. By 2015, that number had nearly doubled to 96,000. The study also found that the unemployment rate of Hungarians living in the UK is around 7.7 percent — 1.6 percent higher than the UK average.

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