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Unemployment at 4.8 per cent
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2016-08-24T10:00:00.000Z
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Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresJune 2016

In order to reduce uncertainty, the published series are three-month moving averages of the seasonally-adjusted figures. The purpose of making seasonal adjustments is to describe the development over the last year, corrected for seasonal variations.

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Unemployment at 4.8 per cent

There were 135 000 unemployed persons in June, adjusted for seasonal variations. This corresponded to 4.8 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
June 2016Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons135 0005 000
In per cent of the labour force4.80.2
 
Employed persons2 649 000-3 000
In per cent of the population67.4-0.2

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that the seasonally-adjusted figures for unemployed persons increased by 5 000 from March (average of February-April) to June (average of May-July). This change is within the LFS error margin. In comparison, the number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) increased by 1 000 from March to June. This figure is also based on seasonally-adjusted figures and three-month averages.

Small changes in employment

The LFS shows that the seasonally-adjusted number of employed persons decreased by 3 000 from March (average of February-April) to June (average of May-July), a change which is within the LFS error margin. According to the LFS, there have only been small changes in the seasonally-adjusted number of employed persons since the winter of 2014/2015. However, the seasonally-adjusted number of employed persons under 25 years has decreased while the number among those aged 25 years or over has increased somewhat during this period.

Even though the number of employed persons has remained fairly stable since the winter of 2014/2015, the population has increased during this period. The employment rate has therefore decreased. Of the population aged 15-74 years, 67.4 per cent was employed in June, adjusted for seasonal variations. This is a decrease of 0.2 percentage points since March 2016 – and down by roughly 1 percentage point since the winter of 2014/2015.