Norway Unemployment Rate  1997-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 4.6 percent in the three months to May 2017 from 4.3 percent in the December-February period and above market expectations of 4.4 percent. The number of unemployed went up by 10,000 from the previous non-overlapping three-month period to 126,000 while the number of employed rose by 13,000 to 2.65 million. A year earlier, the unemployment rate also stood at 4.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Norway averaged 3.58 percent from 1997 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4.90 percent in July of 2016 and a record low of 2.30 percent in April of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-27 06:00 AM Feb 4.3% 4.2% 4.3% 4.2%
2017-05-24 06:00 AM Mar 4.5% 4.3% 4.3% 4.2%
2017-06-21 06:00 AM Apr 4.6% 4.5% 4.4% 4.4%
2017-07-27 06:00 AM May 4.6% 4.6%
2017-08-23 06:00 AM Jun 4.4%
2017-09-27 06:00 AM Jul 4.4%




Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.50 4.90 2.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2651.00 2648.00 2663.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 94609.00 95676.00 188587.00 38220.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.60 69.80 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.10 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 10.80 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Productivity 124.44 123.60 124.44 61.77 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 119.70 115.30 124.60 53.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 49000.00 51200.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 154.40 152.00 155.90 78.90 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 4.11 6.00 18.56 4.11 percent [+]
Population 5.26 5.21 5.26 3.57 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 67.00 67.00 67.00 67.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 67.00 67.00 67.00 67.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 1.60 -1.00 percent [+]
Employment Rate 73.50 73.90 74.70 63.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1867.50 1882.30 1916.20 1558.80 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 656.40 649.70 699.00 531.90 Thousand [+]
Wages 43400.00 42300.00 43400.00 20126.00 NOK/Month [+]


Norway Unemployment Rate Notes

In Norway, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Norway Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Norway Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.50 4.90 2.30 1997 - 2017 percent Monthly



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