Norway Unemployment Rate  1997-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5 percent in July 2016 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, above market expectations. It was the highest reading since the series began in 1997, as the number of unemployed rose to 139 thousand from 135 thousand in June and the number of employed was almost unchanged at 2.65 million. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 4.3 percent. Unemployment Rate in Norway averaged 3.54 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. Unemployment Rate in Norway is reported by the Statistics Norway.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 4.80 5.00 2.30 1997 - 2016 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. Norway Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-29 08:00 AM May 4.7% 4.6% 4.7% 4.7%
2016-08-24 08:00 AM Jun 4.8% 4.7% 4.7% 4.7%
2016-09-21 08:00 AM Jul 5% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8%
2016-10-27 06:00 AM Aug 5% 4.8%
2016-11-23 07:00 AM Sep 4.9%
2016-12-21 07:00 AM Oct 5%

Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 4.80 5.00 2.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2654.00 2647.00 2662.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 100853.00 101362.00 188587.00 22.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.80 70.80 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.00 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.60 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 118.90 120.80 122.20 53.40 Index Points [+]
Productivity 122.36 122.51 122.51 61.77 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 56700.00 57500.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 155.90 152.30 155.90 78.90 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 7.44 6.13 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 -0.10 1.60 -1.00 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.20 74.40 78.50 73.10 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1863.80 1858.30 1916.20 1558.80 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 675.20 674.10 699.00 531.90 Thousand [+]
Wages 43400.00 42300.00 43400.00 20126.00 NOK/Month [+]




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