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

Norway's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in the three months to September 2016 from 4.9 percent in the June to August period. The number of unemployed dropped to 135 thousand from 136 thousand the previous three months while the number of employed went up slightly to 2.663 million from 2.655 million in the prior period. 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 5.00 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)
2016-09-21 08:00 AM Jul 5% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8%
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%
2017-02-03 09:00 AM Nov
2017-02-24 09:00 AM Dec




Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.90 5.00 2.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2663.00 2655.00 2663.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 101998.00 101504.00 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 10.90 11.10 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 155.90 152.30 155.90 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 67.40 67.40 72.40 63.00 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 [+]



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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.90 5.00 2.30 1997 - 2016 percent Monthly



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