Good news: Norway registered 1,900 fewer jobseekers last week

NAVPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

On Tuesday, 206,000 people were registered at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) as completely unemployed, partially unemployed, and jobseekers on measures. That is 1,900 fewer than last week.

The decline is mainly due to fewer people being completely unemployed. Several municipalities eased the infection control measures last week, and this led to more people returning to work in whole or in part, NAV states.

“In recent days, several municipalities have again tightened up on infection control measures. However, we will not see the effect of this in either unemployment benefit applications or unemployment figures until next week,” NAV chief Hans Christian Holte noted.

In total, 7.3% of the labor force is registered as looking for a job at the NAV. 

Out of the total, 116,900 are registered as completely unemployed, a decrease of 3,600 from last week. At the same time, 2,700 people are registered as partially unemployed, which is 1,800 more than last week.

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