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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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  • Increased labour force

    The labour force increased quarter-on-quarter both for men and for women to the 4th quarter of 2018.

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  • Stable unemployment

    The unemployment rate was 4.0 per cent in October, adjusted for seasonal variations. This is unchanged from July. 

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  • Stable unemployment

    There were 113 000 unemployed persons in September, adjusted for seasonal variations. This accounts for 4.0 per cent of the labour force.

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  • Increase in employment

    There were 17 000 more employed persons from May to August, adjusted for seasonal variations. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 per cent in August.

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  • Continuing increase in the workforce

    The labour force participation rate was 70.7 in the third quarter of 2017, which is a year-on-year increase.

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