Nav was notifed of the possible layoffs and dismissals of a total of 4,800 people in February. That’s 900 more than in February last year, but 700 fewer than in January this year.
Nav reports that Rogaland is still the county hit hardest. In that county, over 1,900 people were given notice of layoffs or dismisals in February.
Most of the possible layoffs and dismissals are still in oil and oil-related activities, but the largest increase in February were in the fields of finance and research .
– We still get many notices about possible layoffs or dismissals, and the figures indicate that we will see a continued rise in unemployment, Labor and Welfare Director Sigrun Vågeng said.
Aust-Agder and Oslo are counties that experience the greatest increase in the number of notices of possible layoffs and dismissals from January to February.
The latest figures show a halving in the number of notices of layoffs from January to February, while 400 more notices of dismissals were recorded in the second month than in January.
Only companies that are planning to terminate or lay off a minimum of ten employees have to notify Nav.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today