10.7 percent are registered as job seekers at Nav

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Nav registered 3,000 fewer new job seekers last week than the week before. Gross unemployment is now 10.7 percent of the workforce.

287,000 people are registered as fully unemployed with Nav, according to preliminary figures. This represents 10.2 percent of the workforce.

The total number of fully unemployed and jobseekers on benefits, i.e. gross unemployment, was 300,000, or 10.7 percent of the workforce. In addition, 130,000 people were registered as partially unemployed job seekers. Thus, a total of 15.3 percent of the workforce was registered as job seekers at Nav.

“Over the past two weeks we have seen a halving of the number of new job seekers who register with Nav, but there are still many compared to before the corona measures. Most new job seekers continue to say that being laid off is the reason why they have to register with Nav,” says Sigrun Vågeng, Director of Labor and Welfare.

Since Tuesday April 7, there have been 4,200 fewer registered as fully unemployed. At the same time, this week there were 1,300 more registered as partially unemployed than on April 7. This is due to, according to Nav, more recently unemployed people registering, so that Nav gets information about who has worked somewhat in the past two weeks and thus should be classified as partially unemployed.

Among women, the number of registered fully unemployed has increased, while the number of partially unemployed has decreased. Among men, there has been opposite development.

A total of 430,000 people are now registered as fully unemployed, partially unemployed or as job seekers, says Nav. The numbers are preliminary.

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