Number of unemployed workers in Norway fell by 2,800 last week

NAVPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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A total of 188,900 people are registered as completely unemployed, partially unemployed, and jobseekers on measures at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). That is 2,800 fewer than last week.

There are now 1,100 fewer completely unemployed workers than last week, while the number of partially unemployed has decreased by 2,000 people. 

The number of jobseekers on NAV measures has increased by 300 people.

In total, 6.7% of Norwegians in the labor force are jobseekers.

“The number of job seekers has decreased by a total of 9,000 people so far in October. 

“The decline is evenly distributed among the fully and partially unemployed, but as before, it is mainly the number of layoffs that is declining,” NAV director Hans Christian Holte said in a press release.

Preliminary figures

According to preliminary figures, 100,400 people are registered as completely unemployed with NAV. 

That makes up 3.5% of the labor force. 

Gross unemployment was 113,800 people, which makes up 4% of the labor force.

Additionally, 75,100 people were registered as partially unemployed. 

Jobseekers in Norway

A total of 188,900 people were thus registered as jobseekers with NAV, which constitutes 6.7% of the labor force.

Furthermore, a total of 22,500 of those who are registered as completely unemployed have been laid off. 

The same applies to 33,700 of the partially unemployed. 

There have thus been 2,200 fewer layoffs compared to last week. 

A total of 2% of the workforce is laid off at the moment, NAV’s figures show.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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