3.3 per cent unemployment
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Labour forve survey, seasonally-adjusted monthly figures, shows the short-term development in employment and unemployment. Unemployment was 3.3 per cent In October 2013.

Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresOctober 2013



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3.3 per cent unemployment

The 90 000 unemployed persons in October corresponded to 3.3 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
October 2013Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons90 000-7 000
In per cent of the labour force3.3-0.3
Employed persons2 627 00013 000
In per cent of the population68.90.1

According to seasonally-adjusted figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the number of unemployed persons decreased by 7 000 and the unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points from July (average of June-August) to October (September-November). The decrease is 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. The unemployment rate has varied around 3.5 per cent through most of 2013.

The number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) increased by 3 000 from July to October. This figure is also seasonally adjusted and based on an average of three months.

Increased employment

The LFS shows an increase in employed persons by 13 000 from July to October, adjusted for seasonal variations. This increase is within the margin of error, but still in line with the development so far in 2013. From January to October 2013, the number of employed persons increased by 35 000. The share of employed persons corresponded to 68.9 per cent of the population in October, up 0.1 percentage points from July and up 0.2 percentage points from January.

Unemployment at 11.2 per cent in the EU15

Unemployment in the EU15 corresponded to 11.2 per cent of the labour force in October, unchanged from July. There are large differences in the level of unemployment between the countries within the EU15. In Spain, 26.7 per cent of the labour force was unemployed in October, compared to 5.2 per cent in Germany. Unemployment in Denmark was 6.7 per cent in October, down 0.3 percentage points from July. In Sweden, unemployment increased by 0.1 percentage point during the same period, to 7.9 per cent in October.