Depressing new data on Hungary’s Roma population

A new report from Hungary’s Central Statistical Office shows that, among other data, 80 percent of Roma in Hungary aged 15-64 only have an elementary school education, while this proportion is 20 percent among non-Roma.

The educational disadvantage in this group is reflected in the workforce as well, according to Magyar Nemzet: in 2015, only 39 percent of Roma capable of working are employed, compared to 65 percent of those who are not Roma.

The Central Statistical Office has made a distinction between Roma and non-Roma workers in tracking their employment since 2014.