Higher unemployment
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Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresDecember 2000



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Higher unemployment

Unemployment increased by 6 000 persons from September to December 2000, while man-weeks worked declined by 24 000 according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

 Labour force, employed persons and man-weeks worked. Seasonally adjusted figures in thousands. 1989-2000

 Unemployed (Labour Force Survey - LFS), registered unemployed and registered unemployed + government measures to promote employment. Seasonally adjusted figures in thousand. 1989-2001

Adjusted for seasonally variations 6 000 more persons were unemployed in December 2000 than in September, while there were only minor changes in the total labour force.

Man-weeks worked declined by 24 000 from September to December 2000.

Due to the fact that January the 1st this year was on a weekday, man-weeks worked were adjusted upward by 51 000 before adjusted for seasonal variations. The adjustments were made so that the relative changes in average working hours per week from November 2000 to January 2001 were equal to the previous year.

The purpose of adjusting for seasonal variations is to give figures for changes the last three months and to describe the development during the last year. Please use unadjusted figures from the LFS in order to get appropriate quarterly figures.