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

Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent in the three months to October of 2016, the same as in the July to September period and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed dropped by 6,000 from the previous three months to 133,000 while the number of employed went up by 6,000 to 2,655,000. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.6 percent. Unemployment Rate in Norway averaged 3.55 percent from 1997 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in July of 2016 and a record low of 2.30 percent in April of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-27 06:00 AM Aug 4.9% 5% 4.9% 5%
2016-11-23 07:00 AM Sep 4.8% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
2016-12-21 07:00 AM Oct 4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8%
2017-01-26 07:00 AM Nov 4.8% 4.9%
2017-02-22 07:00 AM Dec 5%
2017-03-22 07:00 AM Jan 5%




Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.80 5.00 2.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2655.00 2663.00 2663.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 101464.00 101998.00 188587.00 22.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.20 70.80 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.00 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.50 10.40 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 123.20 118.90 123.20 53.40 Index Points [+]
Productivity 120.82 122.36 122.51 61.77 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 56700.00 57500.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 155.80 155.90 155.90 78.90 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 11.60 7.44 18.56 6.13 percent [+]
Population 5.21 5.17 5.21 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 0.00 1.60 -1.00 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.40 67.40 72.40 63.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1911.80 1863.80 1916.20 1558.80 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 643.10 675.20 699.00 531.90 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.80 5.00 2.30 1997 - 2016 percent Monthly



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