Unemployment 3.4 per cent
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Labour forve survey, seasonally-adjusted monthly figures, shows the short-term development in employment and unemployment. Unemployment was 3.4 per cent In September 2013.

Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresSeptember 2013



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Unemployment 3.4 per cent

The unemployment figure in September was 93 000, which corresponds to 3.4 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
September 2013Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons93 0004 000
In per cent of the labour force3.40.1
Employed persons2 620 00011 000
In per cent of the population68.80.1

Unemployment increased by 0.1 percentage points from June (average of May-July) to September (average of August-October), according to seasonally-adjusted figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). However, the increase was within the LFS error margin . Since the LFS showed an increase in unemployment in late 2012, the unemployment rate has only varied within the error margin – mostly around 3.5 per cent.

The seasonally-adjusted figures from the LFS show an increase in unemployed persons by 4 000 from June to September – an increase within the error margin as already mentioned. As a comparison, 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 in the same period. This figure is also seasonally adjusted and an average of three months.

Increased employment

The LFS shows an increase in employed persons by 11 000 from June to September, adjusted for seasonal variations. This increase is within the margin of error, but still in line with the development so far in 2013. The share of employed persons corresponded to 68.8 per cent of the population in September, up 0.1 percentage points from June.

Unemployment up in Denmark

In September, the unemployment corresponded to 7.1 per cent of the labour force , up 0.3 percentage points from June. In Sweden, unemployment increased by 0.1 percentage points during the same period, to 8.0 per cent in September. The international figures refer to seasonally-adjusted data from Eurostat.