Norway -Increase in long-term unemployed -May 02, 2015

Statistics report an increase of 38% in the number of long-term unemployed persons in the 1st quarter of 2015.

The latest labour force survey reveals that there was an increase of 21 000 in the number of unemployed persons from the 1st quarter of 2014 to the 1st quarter of 2015. This increase was mainly among the long-term unemployed. The share of long-term unemployed rose from 29% in the 1st quarter of 2014 to 38% in the 1st quarter of 2015. The actual webpage of the Q1 2015 LFS provides detailed tables that shed a light on several labour market characteristics.


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