Tuesday March 28 2017
Norway Unemployment Rate at 4.20 percent
Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in the three months to January of 2017 from 4.4 percent in the October to December period and below markets consensus of 4.5 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since April 2015. The number of unemployed dropped by 17,000 from the previous three months to 115,000 while the number of employed went down by 11,000 to 2,640,000. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.8 percent.