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  • Stable unemployment

    The Labour Force Survey show that the seasonal-adjusted number of unemployed persons was unchanged from July to October, at 108 00 persons. This is equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.8 per cent.

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  • Unemployment at 3.9 per cent

    According to the Labour Force Survey the seasonal-adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 per cent in September, up 0.3 percentage points up from June.

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  • Increase in employment

    There were 32 000 more employed persons from May to August, adjusted for seasonal variations, according to the Labour Force Survey. The seasonal-adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 per cent in August.

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  • Increase in full-time employed women

    The employment rate was 68,6 per cent in the third quarter of 2019. This is the highest result since 2013 for corresponding quarters.

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  • Increase in unemployment

    According to the Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate was 3.8 per cent in July, adjusted for seasonal variations. This was 0,6 percentage points higher than in April.

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  • Unemployment at 3.6 per cent

    According to the Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate was 3.6 per cent in May, adjusted for seasonal variations. This was 0,1 percentage points higher than in March.

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  • Increase in full-time positions

    In the second quarter of 2019 there were 2 719 000 employed persons in Norway. This was a year-on-year increase of 22 000. The increase was in full-time positions.

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  • Unemployment at 3.4 per cent

    According to the Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate was 3.4 per cent in May, adjusted for seasonal variations. Compared to February, the unemployment rate was 0,4 percentage points lower.

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  • Decrease in unemployment

    According to the Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate was 3.2 per cent in April, adjusted for seasonal variations. This accounts for a decrease of 0.6 percentage points from January. The decrease happened mainly among those over the age of 24.

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  • Unemployment at 3.5 per cent

    The unemployment rate was 3.5 per cent in March, adjusted for seasonal variations.

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  • Unemployment at 3.8 per cent

    The unemployment rate was 3.8 per cent in February, adjusted for seasonal variations. This is unchanged from November.

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  • Increased employment

    Between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, there has been an increase in the number of employed persons by 32 000. The levels fluctuate somewhat over the year, but there is a clear upwards trend.

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  • Unemployment at 3.9 per cent

    There were 108 000 unemployed persons in January, adjusted for seasonal variations. This accounts for 3.9 per cent of the labour force.

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  • Unemployment at 3.7 per cent

    The unemployment rate was 3.7 per cent in December, adjusted for seasonal variations. This is 0.2 percentage points down from September.

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  • Unemployment at 3.8 per cent

    Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 106 000 unemployed persons in November. This accounted for 3.8 per cent of the labour force, down 0.2 percentage points from August. 

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