SSB: Over 100,000 job positions currently available in Norway – highest level in over ten years

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In the first quarter of 2022, there were over 100,000 vacancies in Norway. This is the highest level in over ten years.

The number of vacancies grew by 7,000 from the fourth quarter last year to the first quarter of this year. This corresponds to an increase of 7.3%, according to the seasonally adjusted figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).

“The number of vacancies was at a record high level throughout 2021. This quarter we see a further increase, and the number of vacancies is now over 100,000, the highest level in over ten years,” Tonje Køber, section manager for the labor market and wages in Statistics Norway, stated.

At the same time, unemployment has been at its lowest level since 2009.

Figures from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) show that unemployment has fallen to 3.1% this quarter, which is the lowest level measured since 2009.

Demand for labor is particularly high in the construction industry, and growth last year was higher than usual.

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