Growth in employment
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Labour forve survey, seasonally-adjusted monthly figures, shows the short-term development in employment and unemployment. Unemployment was 3.6 per cent In July 2013.

Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresJuly 2013



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Growth in employment

The number of employed persons increased by 19 000 from April to July. Unemployment corresponded to 3.6 per cent of the labour force in July.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
July 2013Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons97 0003 000
In per cent of the labour force3.60.1
Employed persons2 615 00019 000
In per cent of the population68.80.3

Adjusted for seasonal variations, the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows 19 000 more employed persons in July (average of June-August) than in April (average of March-May). The increase was among both women and men aged 25-74 years. In July, 68.8 per cent of the population aged 15-74 was employed – up 0.3 percentage points from April.

Stable unemployment

The LFS shows an increase of 3 000 unemployed persons from April to July, but these changes are within the margin of error . The 97 000 unemployed persons in July corresponds to 3.6 per cent of the labour force . After an increase in unemployment at the end of 2012, the unemployment rate has largely been between 3.4 and 3.6 per cent so far in 2013. Since the last dissemination, the unemployment rate in June has been adjusted upwards from 3.3 to 3.4 per cent.

The number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) increased by 2 000 from April to July. These figures are also seasonally adjusted and three-month averages.

Unemployment down in Sweden and Denmark

The unemployment rate in Sweden was 7.8 per cent in July, down 0.5 percentage points from April. In Denmark, unemployment decreased by 0.3 percentage points in the same period – to 6.7 per cent in July. Unemployment in the USA went down from 7.5 per cent in April to 7.4 per cent in July. The international figures refer to seasonally-adjusted data from Eurostat.