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

The unemployment rate in Norway was recorded at 4.60 percent in April, following a downwardly revised 4.60 percent in the previous month. The reading came below market expectations of 4.7 percent. The number of unemployed persons declined by 1 thousand to 128 thousand and employed decreased by 3 thousand to 2,650 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Norway averaged 3.52 percent from 1997 until 2016, 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.70 4.70 2.40 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-28 08:00 AM Feb 4.6% 4.7% 4.8% 4.8%
2016-05-30 08:00 AM Mar 4.7% 4.7% 4.6% 4.6%
2016-06-22 08:00 AM Apr 4.6% 4.6% 4.7% 4.7%
2016-07-29 08:00 AM May 4.6% 4.7%
2016-08-24 08:00 AM Jun 4.7%
2016-09-21 08:00 AM Jul 4.8%

Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.70 4.70 2.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2650.00 2653.00 2662.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 101674.00 100730.00 188587.00 22.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.80 70.70 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 0.90 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.80 11.00 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Productivity 122.51 121.10 122.51 61.77 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 120.80 115.20 122.20 53.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 47300.00 51800.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 152.30 149.80 152.30 78.90 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 6.13 7.46 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 74.40 75.20 78.50 73.10 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1862.30 1907.90 1916.20 1558.80 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 672.00 647.90 699.00 531.90 Thousand [+]
Wages 43400.00 42300.00 43400.00 20126.00 NOK/Month [+]




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