The autors' aims were to reveal the correlation between employment data and the level of education, as well as with the economic nature in the sub-regions of Hungary. They examined the phenomenon of commuting to work, and its relationship with the educational level. The social and economic conditions widely vary in the sub-regions, counties and regions, and the composition of the employed and unemployed also differ: even those with the same qualification have different chances to find a job in the various regions. Employment and thus, unemployment is impacted by geographical location and economic potentials rather than the education level. An exception to this rule is the situation of those holding a university and college degree, whose employment level is high even in the disadvantaged sub-regions. The number of commuters has considerably increased in the past 15 years. In the suburbia of Budapest there is a clear correlation between the rate of commuters and the slowing rate of migration from the capital. The rate of those commuting to work from disadvantaged sub-regions is much lower than elsewhere. The highest rate of commuting is measured among the population with elementary school education. Typically, commuting remains within the boundaries of the countries.