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Unemployment at 4.3 per cent

Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 118 000 unemployed persons in June. This corresponded to 4.3 per cent of the labour force, down 0.2 percentage points from March.

Low population growth

Low figures for immigrations and births resulted in a low growth in the population in the second quarter. The low growth in the size of the population seen over the two past years continues.

Fewer students abroad

Close to 15 750 degree students from Norway were studying in higher education abroad in autumn 2016, nearly 1 000 fewer than the year before.

Too much time spent on paid work leads to a reduction in study time

Fulltime students working more than 10 hours a week spend on average less time on their studies than students who do not work.