Monday, 27 May 2013

Unemployment on the Rise in Norway?

Statistics Norway reports,
In March 2013, there were 100 000 unemployed persons, corresponding to 3.7 per cent of the labour force.
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that there were 4 000 more unemployed persons in March 2013 (average of February-April) than in December 2012 (average of November-January), adjusted for seasonal variations. This change is within the LFS error margin. In comparison, the number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) increased by 1 000 during the same period.
Unchanged employment 
The seasonally-adjusted figures of employed persons increased by 2 000 from December 2012 to March 2013 – a change which is within the error margin in the LFS. The employment rate, which is employed persons as a percentage of the population aged 15–74, was 68.6 per cent in March. 

Unemployed (LFS), registered unemployed and registered unemployed plus government measures to promote employment. Seasonally adjusted figures, three-month moving average. 2006-2013. 1 000

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