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

Unemployment Rate in Norway increased to 4.70 percent in March from 4.60 percent in February of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Norway averaged 3.51 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
4.70 4.60 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-30 08:00 AM Jan 4.8% 4.6% 4.5% 4.5%
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 4.7% 4.7%
2016-07-29 08:00 AM May 4.7%
2016-08-24 08:00 AM Jun 4.7%

Norway Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.60 4.70 2.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2652.00 2663.00 2663.00 2341.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 100362.00 100539.00 188587.00 22.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.70 71.60 74.40 60.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 0.90 2.00 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 15.70 6.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 120.80 115.20 122.20 53.40 Index Points [+]
Productivity 122.51 121.10 122.51 61.77 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 47300.00 51800.00 78500.00 1395.00 [+]
Wage Growth 6.13 7.46 18.56 6.13 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 152.30 149.80 152.30 78.90 Index Points [+]
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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