- 26 Apr 2018 9:29 AM
- Budapest Business Journal
According to data released by the Ministry for National Economy, checks conducted revealed that 17.11% of employees were hired illegally in 2017, while in 2016 this was only 12.73%.
The rate is extremely high in the construction industry, where 47% were not registered last year, compared to 42% in 2016, vg.hu reports.
Black market labor is somewhat less prevalent in agriculture, where one third of employees checked were found to be working illegally last year.
Security and services saw 22% illegal workers in 2017, slightly up on 21% in 2016, while the hospitality industry hired 19% illegally in 2017, up from 16% in 2016.
As for those legally hired, the most common irregularity is the omission of registration with the authorities, the ministry said.