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

Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 4.3 percent in the three months to June 2017, the same as in the January-March period and below market expectations of 4.5 percent. The number of unemployed was unchanged from the previous non-overlapping three-month period at 120,000 while the number of employed rose by 5,000 to 2.652 million. A year earlier, the unemployment rate stood at 4.7 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 Forecast (i)
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 4.3% 4.5% 4.5% 4.6%
2017-08-23 06:00 AM Jun 4.3% 4.3% 4.3%
2017-09-27 06:00 AM Jul 4.4%
2017-10-26 06:00 AM Aug 4.5%


Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.50 4.90 2.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2652.00 2646.00 2663.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 93124.00 94451.00 188587.00 38220.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.20 69.60 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.10 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.60 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 [+]
Wage Growth 4.11 6.00 18.56 4.11 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 154.40 152.00 155.90 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 0.10 0.20 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 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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 4.50 4.90 2.30 1997 - 2017 percent Monthly



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