Norway Unemployment Rate 1997-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Norway increased for the second consecutive month to 4.50 percent in June from 4.30 percent in May of 2015. It is the highest rate since October of 2005, above market expectations. Unemployment Rate in Norway averaged 3.47 percent from 1997 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 4.70 percent in July of 2005 and a record low of 2.40 percent in October of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Norway is reported by the Statistics Norway.

Norway Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.30 4.70 2.40 1997 - 2015 percent Monthly
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. Content for - Norway Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, September 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-24 09:00 AM Apr 4.2% 4.2%(R) 4.2% 4.2%
2015-07-29 09:00 AM May 4.3% 4.2% 4.3% 4.3%
2015-08-26 09:00 AM Jun 4.5% 4.3% 4.3% 4.4%
2015-09-23 09:00 AM Jul 4.5% 4.5%
2015-10-28 09:00 AM Aug 4.5%
2015-11-25 09:00 AM Sep 4.6%

Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.30 4.70 2.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2653.00 2652.00 2658.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 95583.00 94952.00 188587.00 22.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 58600.00 52700.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.00 1.20 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.70 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Productivity 116.55 118.40 120.42 61.77 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 150.30 151.60 151.60 78.90 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 122.20 120.00 122.20 53.40 Index Points [+]
Population 5.17 5.05 5.17 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 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.60 70.80 74.40 67.30 percent [+]
Wage Growth 9.23 9.14 18.56 8.75 percent [+]
Wages 42300.00 41000.00 42300.00 20126.00 NOK/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jul/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 10.90 Jul/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Jun/15 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jul/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.00 Jul/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jul/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]