Hungary's government will work to boost employment levels from 55 percent quickly, including with unorthodox measures, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday. Orban told a news conference the changes are needed to make the state pension system viable in the long run, adding that the government would draw up new rules to ensure that the pension system pays for itself.

He said Hungary's new constitution, to be approved later this year, should contain rules on public finances and that he supported the idea of automatic measures in case a certain debt level is reached.

(Reporting by Gergely Szakacs; Editing by Toby Chopra)