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

Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in the three months to July 2017 from 4.5 percent in the February-April period and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed went down by 5,000 from the previous non-overlapping three-month period to 118,000 while the number of employed fell by 2,000 to 2.646 million. A year earlier, the unemployment rate stood at 4.8 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.

Norway Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-21 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.5% 4.4% 4.4%
2017-07-27 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.3% 4.5% 4.5% 4.6%
2017-08-23 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 4.3%
2017-09-27 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.3% 4.2% 4.3%
2017-10-26 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5%
2017-11-22 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5%


Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.30 4.90 2.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2646.00 2652.00 2663.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 91830.00 92986.00 188587.00 38220.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.20 69.60 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 10.70 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Productivity 121.59 124.44 124.44 61.77 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 129.90 119.70 129.90 53.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 49000.00 51200.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Wage Growth 5.30 4.11 18.56 4.11 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 155.10 154.40 155.90 78.90 Index Points [+]
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 0.40 0.10 1.60 -1.00 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 66.50 72.40 63.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1867.50 1882.30 1916.20 1558.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 43300.00 42600.00 43300.00 20126.00 NOK/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 656.40 649.70 699.00 531.90 Thousand [+]


Norway Unemployment Rate

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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 4.30 4.90 2.30 1997 - 2017 percent Monthly




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