NAV: There was a sharp decline in the number of job seekers in Norway in June

NAVPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

At the end of June, 163,300 fully and partially unemployed workers and job seekers were registered at the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV). That makes up 5.8% of the labor force.

That is 17,800 fewer people than at the end of May, adjusted for seasonal variations, the NAV stated.

“The decline in June is the largest since September last year,” NAV chief Hans Christian Holte noted.

He says the decline is greatest among the completely unemployed – and especially among the completely laid off.

“This is a clear consequence of the reopening, both nationally and especially in Oslo and Viken,” Holte pointed out.


A total of 81,300 people were registered as completely unemployed at the end of June, which constitutes 2.9% of the labor force.

Gross unemployment, which is the sum of the completely unemployed and job seekers on NAV measures, amounted to 97,200 people, or 3.4% of the labor force. In addition, 66,100 people were registered as partially unemployed.

A total of 16,600 of the fully unemployed are laid off, while the same applies to 32,400 of the partially unemployed. The laid-off make up a total of 1.7% of the labor force.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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