At the end of November, a total of 196,300 job seekers were registered at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV). That constitutes 6.9% of the labor force.
The figures also show that this is 9,300 more than at the end of October, NAV wrote in a press release on Friday.
Stricter infection control measures hit the labor market quickly.
The number of job seekers has been increasing for the first time since April, and unemployment is rising most for the youngest.
It will take a long time before we are at the same level as before the corona pandemic hit us. Long-term unemployment is now at an alarmingly high level, NAV chief Hans Christian Holte noted.
A total of 109,000 people were registered as completely unemployed at the end of October, which constitutes 3.9% of the labor force.
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