Norway registers slight decline in number of jobseekers

NAVPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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In week 23, 175,733 completely unemployed workers, partially unemployed workers, and jobseekers were registered at the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV). That makes up 6.2% of the labor force.

This week’s jobseeker statistics from the NAV also show that, in week 23, there were 4,213 fewer jobseekers compared with week 22.

The number of women registered as completely unemployed, partially unemployed, and jobseekers amounts to 82,415. For men, the number is somewhat higher – 93,318.

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If one looks at the key figures for both sexes, when it comes to age, those in the age group 30 to 39 years make up the largest part of completely unemployed jobseekers, with 26,402 people. Out of the total, 14,012 are men and 12,390 women.

Viken is the county in the country with the most completely unemployed and partially unemployed jobseekers, with 23,185 and 18,597 people, respectively.

Nordland is the county with the fewest completely unemployed and partially unemployed jobseekers, with 2,591 and 2,088 people, respectively, registered at the NAV. 

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

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