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Financial assets of NOK 10 trillion

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, central government financial assets are estimated at NOK 10 400 billion, exceeding NOK 10 trillion for the very first time.

Unemployment at 4.6 per cent

Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 126 000 unemployed persons in April. This corresponded to 4.6 per cent of the labour force, up 0.3 percentage points from January.

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Economic Survey 2-2017

Interim seasonally adjusted quarterly national accounts figures (QNA) show an upswing in economic growth in the first quarter of 2017. Mainland GDP increased by an annualised 2.6 per cent, which is higher than estimated trend growth of 2 per cent. It is still too early to be certain that this represents an economic turnaround following the slump in the wake of the fall in oil prices in the second half of 2014, but our projections indicate that this is the case.

More wolves shot

A total of 18 wolves were reported shot or killed in the hunting year 2016/17. This is the highest number since the hunting year 2000/2001.