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Registered unemployed among immigrants

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Key figures

6.4 %

of immigrants are registered as unemployed Q3 2017

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background and region of birth. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force
3rd quarter 2017Change last twelve months
Absolute figuresPer cent3rd quarter 2016 - 3rd quarter 2017
Absolute figuresPercentage points
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Registered unemployed, total73 9182.7-10 749-0.4
 
Non-immigrant population145 4771.9-8 193-0.4
 
Immigrants, total28 4416.4-2 556-0.8
The Nordic countries1 2372.6-267-0.5
Western Europe else1 6223.5-274-0.7
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 9286.7-1 383-1.3
Eastern Europe else2 2535.9-333-1.1
North-America and Oceania2313.4-24-0.4
Asia28 3887.3-169-0.5
Africa4 86311.096-0.9
South- and Central-Amerika9196.5-202-1.6

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Table 1 
Registered unemployed, by region of birth and time of residence in Norway. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons in total aged 15-74 years in each group

Registered unemployed, by region of birth and time of residence in Norway. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons in total aged 15-74 years in each group1
3rd quarter 20163rd quarter 2017
TotalSettled 4 years and lessSettled 4-6 yearsSettled 7 years and moreTotalSettled 4 years and lessSettled 4-6 yearsSettled 7 years and more
1Note that persons used as denominator give a slightly lower level of unemployed compared to percentages based on the the labour force.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Immigrants, total30 9976 2417 79116 96528 4414 9176 91516 609
The Nordic countries1 5042963049041 237209212816
Western Europe else1 8964744269961 622302377943
EU countries in Eastern Europe10 3113 1713 5263 6148 9282 2492 8833 796
Eastern Europe else2 5864393761 7712 2533123871 554
North-America and Oceania25539361802312833170
Asia28 5579981 5306 0298 3881 0961 4275 865
Africa4 7676461 3752 7464 8635791 4052 879
South- and Central-Amerika1 121178218725919142191586
 
Per cent
Immigrants, total4.84.16.54.54.33.55.84.1
The Nordic countries2.42.63.22.12.02.22.41.9
Western Europe else3.03.34.22.62.52.23.82.3
EU countries in Eastern Europe6.15.96.75.85.25.05.74.9
Eastern Europe else4.95.26.94.54.13.96.53.8
North-America and Oceania2.51.62.72.72.21.22.52.5
Asia24.62.76.84.74.22.56.44.3
Africa6.03.19.06.45.93.38.36.1
South- and Central-Amerika5.54.97.85.24.44.56.54.0

Table 2 
Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force
3rd quarter 20163rd quarter 2017Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales3rd quarter 2016 - 3rd quarter 2017
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Registered unemployed, total84 66749 12335 54473 91841 58232 336-10 749-7 541-3 208
Non-immigrant population153 67032 15221 51845 47726 64218 835-8 193-5 510-2 683
Immigrants, total30 99716 97114 02628 44114 94013 501-2 556-2 031-525
The Nordic countries1 5049405641 237759478-267-181-86
Western Europe else1 8961 2436531 6221 048574-274-195-79
EU countries in Eastern Europe10 3116 6213 6908 9285 4053 523-1 383-1 216-167
Eastern Europe else2 5861 0261 5602 2538431 410-333-183-150
North-America and Oceania255146109231124107-24-22-2
Asia28 5573 7654 7928 3883 6744 714-169-91-78
Africa4 7672 7741 9934 8632 7382 12596-36132
South- and Central-Amerika1 121456665919349570-202-107-95
 
Per cent
Registered unemployed, total3.13.32.72.72.82.5-0.4-0.5-0.2
Non-immigrant population12.32.61.91.92.21.7-0.4-0.4-0.2
Immigrants, total7.26.97.56.46.07.0-0.8-0.9-0.5
The Nordic countries3.13.62.52.63.02.2-0.5-0.6-0.3
Western Europe else4.24.33.83.53.73.3-0.7-0.6-0.5
EU countries in Eastern Europe8.07.88.16.76.37.4-1.3-1.5-0.7
Eastern Europe else7.06.27.75.94.96.8-1.1-1.3-0.9
North-America and Oceania3.83.83.83.43.23.6-0.4-0.6-0.2
Asia7.87.08.77.36.48.1-0.5-0.6-0.6
Africa11.911.412.411.010.312.1-0.9-1.1-0.3
South- and Central-Amerika8.17.38.76.55.67.3-1.6-1.7-1.4

Table 3 
Registered unemployed, by sex, immigrant background, region of birth and age. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force in each group

Registered unemployed, by sex, immigrant background, region of birth and age. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force in each group
3rd quarter 20163rd quarter 2017
Total15-29 years30 years or olderTotal15-29 years30 years or older
1EU/EFTA-countries, North - America, Australia and New Zealand.
2Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia(Turkey incl.), Africa, South and Central America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.
Absolute figures
Total84 66725 17559 49273 91820 52753 391
Non-immigrant population52 47617 71934 75744 39114 26330 128
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 1948483461 086733353
Country group 111224478973364
Country group 221 072804268989700289
Immigrants30 9976 60824 38928 4415 53122 910
Country group 1113 9642 66911 29512 0162 0399 977
Country group 2217 0333 93913 09416 4253 49212 933
 
Males total49 12314 36934 75441 58211 42730 155
Non-immigrant population31 49510 48521 01026 0558 22917 826
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents657493164587408179
Country group 11672344541935
Country group 22590470120533389144
Immigrants16 9713 39113 58014 9402 79012 150
Country group 118 9481 4087 5407 3351 0276 308
Country group 228 0231 9836 0407 6051 7635 842
 
Females total35 54410 80624 73832 3369 10023 236
Non-immigrant population20 9817 23413 74718 3366 03412 302
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents537355182499325174
Country group 11482334148456311145
Country group 22552134431429
Immigrants14 0263 21710 80913 5012 74110 760
Country group 115 0161 2613 7554 6811 0123 669
Country group 229 0101 9567 0548 8201 7297 091
 
Per cent
Total3.13.72.82.72.92.6
Non-immigrant population2.33.12.01.92.41.8
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total4.24.44.03.53.43.7
Country group 112.82.92.72.12.02.2
Country group 224.54.54.63.73.54.4
Immigrants total7.27.77.16.46.46.4
Country group 116.16.36.05.25.25.2
Country group 228.59.08.47.87.57.8
 
Menn i alt3.34.13.12.83.12.7
Non-immigrant population2.63.52.32.22.72.0
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total4.55.03.53.63.63.5
Country group 112.93.02.82.22.22.2
Country group 224.85.13.83.93.84.1
Immigrants total6.97.36.96.05.96.0
Country group 116.26.16.35.14.95.1
Country group 227.98.37.87.16.87.2
 
Females total2.73.32.52.52.72.4
Non-immigrant population1.92.61.71.72.11.5
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total4.03.74.63.33.13.9
Country group 112.62.82.52.01.82.1
Country group 224.23.85.63.63.24.7
Immigrants total7.58.27.37.07.16.9
Country group 115.76.65.45.25.55.1
Country group 229.19.78.98.58.48.5

Table 4 
Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job-programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years in each group

Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job-programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years in each group
3rd quarter 2017Change, all immigrants
Participants, totalNon-immigrant populationImmigrantsCountry group 11Country group 223rd quarter 2016 - 3rd quarter 2017
1EU/EFTA-countries, North - America, Australia and New Zealand.
2Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia(Turkey incl.), Africa, South and Central America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.
Absolute figures
The whole country15 7298 8556 8741 6115 263615
Østfold70541628974215-34
Akershus1 299653646145501-70
Oslo2 5448131 7313701 361-32
Hedmark4532811725212042
Oppland60533626956213111
Buskerud1 107575532129403175
Vestfold738500238721662
Telemark37424812620106-102
Aust-Agder311223883058-65
Vest-Agder53232520743164-37
Rogaland2 0111 235776206570159
Hordaland1 9071 226681137544149
Sogn og Fjordane169977222500
Møre og Romsdal904552352104248173
Sør-Trøndelag7504812696820127
Nord-Trøndelag28919990197127
Nordland484344140251152
Troms - Romsa338217121229953
Finnmark - Finnmárku19311875175835
County not stated16..........
 
Per cent
The whole country0.40.31.00.51.50.0
Østfold0.30.20.80.51.0-0.2
Akershus0.30.20.70.31.1-0.1
Oslo0.50.21.10.61.40.0
Hedmark0.30.21.10.71.50.2
Oppland0.40.31.80.82.70.7
Buskerud0.50.31.30.72.00.4
Vestfold0.40.30.90.51.30.0
Telemark0.30.20.80.31.1-0.6
Aust-Agder0.40.30.80.61.0-0.6
Vest-Agder0.40.31.00.51.3-0.2
Rogaland0.60.41.20.61.90.2
Hordaland0.50.41.20.42.00.3
Sogn og Fjordane0.20.10.70.41.20.0
Møre og Romsdal0.50.31.30.72.30.6
Sør-Trøndelag0.30.20.90.51.20.1
Nord-Trøndelag0.30.21.00.51.40.3
Nordland0.30.20.70.31.1-0.1
Troms - Romsa0.30.20.80.31.30.3
Finnmark - Finnmárku0.30.20.80.41.30.3

Table 5 
Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. Absolute numbers and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years

Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. Absolute numbers and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years
3rd quarter 20163rd quarter 2017Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales3rd quarter 2016 - 3rd quarter 2017
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Participants, total14 3217 7906 53115 7298 6067 1231 408816592
Non-immigrant population18 0625 0682 9948 8555 6253 230793557236
Immigrants, total6 2592 7223 5376 8742 9813 893615259356
The Nordic countries165996617110269633
Western Europe else271152119314183131433112
EU countries in Eastern Europe1 0693876821 0743587165-2934
Eastern Europe else551190361619206413681652
North-America and Oceania311912532924221012
Asia22 3709401 4302 6491 0701 579279130149
Africa1 5338426911 7109417691779978
South- and Central-Amerika269931762849219215-116
 
Per cent
Participants, total0.40.40.30.40.40.40.00.00.1
Non-immigrant population10.20.30.20.30.30.20.10.00.0
Immigrants, total1.00.81.21.00.81.20.00.00.0
The Nordic countries0.30.30.20.30.30.20.00.00.0
Western Europe else0.40.40.50.50.50.50.10.10.0
EU countries in Eastern Europe0.60.41.10.60.31.10.0-0.10.0
Eastern Europe else1.00.81.21.10.91.30.10.10.1
North-America and Oceania0.30.40.20.50.50.50.20.10.3
Asia21.31.11.41.31.11.50.00.00.1
Africa1.91.92.02.12.12.10.20.20.1
South- and Central-Amerika1.31.11.51.41.11.60.10.00.1

Table 6 
Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force within each group

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force within each group
3rd quarter 2017Change, all immigrants
TotalNon-immigrant populationImmigrantsCountry group 11Country group 223rd quarter 2016 - 3rd quarter 2017
1EU/EFTA-countries, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
2Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia(Turkey incl.), Africa, South and Central America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.
Absolute figures
The whole country73 91845 47728 44112 01616 425-2 556
Østfold4 2522 5151 7375611 176-197
Akershus6 8463 7813 0651 3791 686-178
Oslo10 5264 6925 8341 6844 150-652
Hedmark1 8871 356531226305-64
Oppland1 5461 054492155337-46
Buskerud3 7512 1091 642691951-110
Vestfold3 7792 4461 33356876589
Telemark2 4161 638778260518-20
Aust-Agder1 8751 338537280257-87
Vest-Agder2 9801 9531 027399628-136
Rogaland9 5005 7853 7151 9311 784-679
Hordaland8 3835 5272 8561 4741 382-297
Sogn og Fjordane929644285160125-9
Møre og Romsdal3 8532 5341 319812507-126
Sør-Trøndelag3 9702 6341 33658774967
Nord-Trøndelag1 5651 14342217624620
Nordland2 6391 892747288459-43
Troms - Romsa1 7631 332431185246-30
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 170816354200154-58
County not stated288..........
 
Per cent
The whole country2.71.96.45.27.8-0.8
Østfold3.02.17.95.210.5-1.3
Akershus2.11.54.94.25.7-0.6
Oslo2.81.75.83.97.2-0.7
Hedmark1.91.55.54.27.1-0.9
Oppland1.61.25.02.97.5-0.7
Buskerud2.61.86.24.87.9-0.7
Vestfold3.02.37.55.610.20.1
Telemark2.82.17.75.49.7-0.6
Aust-Agder3.22.67.87.38.3-1.4
Vest-Agder3.12.38.26.89.5-1.4
Rogaland3.72.78.67.610.0-1.5
Hordaland3.02.37.26.38.4-0.9
Sogn og Fjordane1.61.24.13.45.6-0.2
Møre og Romsdal2.72.17.16.87.8-0.9
Sør-Trøndelag2.31.76.35.07.80.1
Nord-Trøndelag2.21.87.25.78.9-0.2
Nordland2.11.75.84.47.3-0.8
Troms - Romsa1.91.74.03.15.0-0.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku2.92.45.86.35.3-1.1

About the statistics

The statistics show how many immigrants are registered as unemployed with NAV, and how many participate in labour market measures. The number and percentage of immigrants in total, by sex and country of origin, is compared with the rest of the population.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Immigrant: a person born abroad by foreign - born parents.

Unemployed : A person without waged labour who is registered as job searcher at the labour offices placed under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation, who has been without waged labour the last 2 weeks. In addition he or she does not participate in labour market schemes (job programmes).

Standard classifications

Time of residence in Norway: under 4 years, 4 - 6 years 7 years and more.

Country of birth (tables 1 - 3): The Nordic countries, Western Europe else, EU-countries in Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe else, Northern America and Oceania, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Country of birth (tables 4 - 6): Group 1 (The Nordic countries, Western Europe else, EU-countries in Eastern Europe , Northern America, Australia and New-Zealand). Group 2 (Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania except Australia and New-Zealand).

EU countries in Eastern Europe (table 7): Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Registered unemployed among immigrants
Topic: Labour market and earnings

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market Statistics

Regional level

County and the whole country.

Frequency and timeliness

Quarterly

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Not relevant

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose is to describe the unemployment among immigrants according to gender, age, time of residence in Norway, country of birth and county of residence.

Users and applications

The Labour Market Authorities, other public administration, mass media and social research.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Employment statistics for immigrants. These statistics are published annually on the internet and comprise both wage earners and self employed.

http://www.ssb.no/innvregsys_en

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §3-2, 2-2, 3-2 (Administrative registers)

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

All immigrants aged 15 - 74 years who are registered (under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation) as unemployed and settled in Norway. (The date of reference is the end of the second month in the quarter). Among the registered unemployed a smaller group of non-registered residents are included. Those people are settled abroad and are expected a stay in Norway lesser than six months.This group is not included among the immigrants, but is a part of the rest of the population.

Data sources and sampling

The Register of unemployed (under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation), the Central Population Register, Statistics Norway's Population statistics. In addition data from the Register of employees (also under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation ) are used as supporting data when calculating the labour force.

Total counting.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Main figures concerning the whole population are compared to figures published by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation.

Immigrants are distributed by region of birth based on individual information about their country of birth. Unemployed are calculated in per cent of the labour force and in relation to the population 15 - 74 years. The figures are compared to main figures concerning the whole Norwegian labour force or the population and the non-immigrant segments within them. Immigrants are also counted in accordance with time of residence and their county of residence. Persons participating on ordinary labour market schemes are calculated in per cent of the population only. When calculating the unemployment rate, the labour force figures from the Labour Force Survey are used. These figures are distributed at lower levels by means of supporting figures from the Register of Employees.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The Directorate of Labour changed their definition of unemployed from 1. January 1999. This change has caused a break in the statistical continuity at that point of time

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The unemployment rate for the new reported quarter (in per cent of the labour force) is preliminary because of some delayed reports to the Register of employees . The correction of this figure the next quarter is however marginal.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact