Job market update: Number of unemployed Norwegians fell by 3,100 the last week

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A total of 194,800 people are now registered as completely unemployed, partially unemployed, or job seekers on support measures at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). 

That is 3,100 fewer than last week.

“Unemployment continues to fall. The fall in the number of job seekers this week is due to a decrease in the number of laid-off workers,” NAV director Hans Christian Holte noted in a press release.

A total of 103,500 people are now registered as completely unemployed at NAV, a total of 3.7% of the workforce in Norway.

Gross unemployment

Gross unemployment, the number of entirely unemployed workers and job seekers on support measures, currently amounts to 4.1% of the labor force (116,100 people).

Furthermore, 78,700 people are registered as partially unemployed. With that figure included, a total of 194,800 people are registered as job seekers.

In the past week, the number of partially laid off people has decreased. 

In total, the number of layoffs has been reduced by 3,200 people, according to NAV’s figures.

The number of completely unemployed Norwegians also decreased by 1,800 people since last week. 

The number of partially unemployed workers decreased by 1,400.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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