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Unemployment at 5 per cent
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2016-09-21T10:00:00.000Z
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Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresJuly 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 5 per cent

There were 139 000 unemployed persons in July, adjusted for seasonal variations. This corresponds to 5.0 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
July 2016Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons139 00011 000
In per cent of the labour force5.00.4
 
Employed persons2 654 0005 000
In per cent of the population67.40.0

According to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the seasonally-adjusted number of unemployed persons in the population aged 15-74 years increased by 11 000 from April (average of March–May) to July 2016 (average of June–August). This change is within the LFS error margin. For the subpopulation aged 25-74 years, the LFS shows an increase of 12 000 in the number of unemployed persons. This change is outside 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 April to July. This figure is also based on seasonally-adjusted figures and three-month averages. The total number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) has remained stable at around 100 000 so far in 2016.

Small changes in employment

The LFS shows that the seasonally-adjusted number of employed persons increased by 5 000 from April to July, a change which is within the LFS error margin. Taking the LFS error margin into account, the number of employed persons has remained unchanged throughout the last year. However, since the population aged 15–74 years has increased in the same period, the employment rate has declined. From July 2015 to July 2016, the employment rate decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 67.4 per cent.