Unemployment 3.3 per cent
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The Labour Force Survey’s seasonally-adjusted monthly figures show the short-term development in employment and unemployment. Unemployment was 3.3 per cent in March 2014.

Labour force survey, seasonally-adjusted figuresMarch 2014



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Unemployment 3.3 per cent

There were 91 000 unemployed persons in March, corresponding to 3.3 per cent of the labour force.

Employment and unemployment for persons aged 15-74. Seasonally-adjusted series1
March 2014Change from the previous non-overlapping three-month period
1Three-month average named by the middle month.
Unemployed persons91 000-9 000
In per cent of the labour force3.3-0.3
Employed persons2 629 0006 000
In per cent of the population68.60.0

According to the seasonally-adjusted figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), unemployment was 3.3 per cent in March 2014 (average of February-April). This was down 0.3 percentage points from December 2013 (average of November-January); a change that is within the LFS error margin .

The LFS shows that the seasonally-adjusted number of unemployed persons decreased by 9 000 from December 2013 to March 2014. As previously mentioned, this was within the error margin. The number of people registered as unemployed or on government initiatives to promote employment with the Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) decreased by 1 000 during this period. This figure is also seasonally adjusted and based on a three-month average.

Stable employment

The seasonally-adjusted figure of employed persons increased by 6 000 from December 2013 to March 2014. This increase is within the error margin, but still in line with the development last year. From March 2013 to March 2014, the number of employed persons increased by 34 000. The share of employed persons corresponded to 68.6 per cent of the population aged 15-74 years in March 2014; unchanged from both December and March 2013.

The number of employed persons has only varied within the LFS error margin since the autumn of 2013. Since then, the trend has been an increase in the number of employed persons aged 25-74 years and small changes or a decrease in the number of employed persons aged 24 years or younger.

Unemployment down in Denmark

Unemployment in Denmark corresponded to 6.5 per cent of the labour force in March 2014; down 0.6 percentage points from December 2013. Unemployment in Sweden decreased by 0.1 percentage point during the same period, to 8.1 per cent in March. In the EU15 , the unemployment rate was 10.8 per cent in March – down 0.1 percentage point from December 2013.