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Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figures, August 2014

Unemployment 3.7 per cent

There were 102 000 unemployed persons in Norway in August, up from 88 000 in May.

Business tendency survey for manufacturing, mining and quarrying, Q3 2014

Growth is levelling out

According to Norwegian industrial managers, the increase in total output has grown weaker throughout the year and is expected to come to a halt in the fourth quarter. A decline in new orders within manufacturing of capital goods explains this development.

Tourism satellite accounts, 2007-2011

Further increase in tourism consumption

The years 2007-2011 were marked by extraordinary events that affected people’s ability and desire to travel. Overall, the tourists’ consumption was stable. Tourists spent almost NOK 130 billion in Norway in 2011. This was a good 2 per cent more than in 2007 when measured in volume.

Research and development in the business enterprise sector, 2013, preliminary figures

Stable R&D growth in business enterprises

Norwegian business enterprises carried out research and development (R&D) for NOK 22.6 billion in 2013. This is an increase of 6.7 per cent compared with 2012. A total of 16 683 R&D man-years were performed in 2013; 3.9 per cent more than in 2012.

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