Unemployment figures continue to fall

NAV office, where unemployed and job seekers goes for support.NAV. Photo: Norway Today Media

The number of registered unemployed fell by 600 people from September to October according to seasonally adjusted numbers from Nav. Unemployment is now 2.2%.


By the end of October, 61,500 were registered unemployed by Nav, a decrease of 4,500 compared with October last year. Unemployment has thus fallen from 2.4% of the workforce a year ago to 2.2% in October this year. 48% of the fully unemployed received unemployment benefits in October showed the fresh numbers from Nav that were submitted on Friday.

A total of 76,500 people were registered as full-time unemployed or jobseekers who participated in measures at Nav (gross unity). That is 8,900 fewer than in October last year, equivalent to 2.8% of the labour force, down from 3.1% last year.


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