On Tuesday, there are 208,500 completely unemployed people, partially unemployed workers, and job seekers on measures at the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV).
Compared to pre-Easter measurements, there are a total of 3,200 fewer jobseekers, but the number of completely unemployed people has increased.
“The decrease in the number of job seekers in the last three weeks is mainly due to a decrease in the number of partially unemployed, while the number of completely unemployed workers has increased,” NAV chief Hans Christian Holte.
A total of 69,500 people are now registered as partially unemployed. That is 5,300 fewer than three weeks ago.
More people completely unemployed
The number of completely unemployed people has increased the most in the retail, tourism, and transport sectors, which are also the occupational groups where the number of partially unemployed workers has decreased the most during the last three weeks.
A total of 121,700 people are registered as completely unemployed at the NAV, according to preliminary figures. That constitutes 4.3% of the labor force and is 2,300 more than three weeks ago.
Gross unemployment, which is the sum of the completely unemployed workers and job seekers on measures, amounts to 139,000 people, and now makes up 4.9% of the labor force.
More laid-off workers
The NAV has also registered that the number of layoffs has increased by 800 people during the last three weeks.
During week 14, the NAV received 5,000 new applications for unemployment benefits.
That is 6,100 fewer than three weeks earlier. Well over half, 56% of the applications, are related to unemployment benefits due to redundancies.
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