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Registered unemployed among immigrants

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Key figures

5.9 %

of immigrants are registered as unemployed Q3 2018

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background and region of birth. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force
3rd quarter 2018Change last twelve months
Absolute figuresPer cent3rd quarter 2017 - 3rd quarter 2018
Absolute figuresPercentage points
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Registered unemployed, total67 0852.4-6 833-0.3
 
Non-immigrant population140 0901.7-5 387-0.2
 
Immigrants, total26 9955.9-1 446-0.5
The Nordic countries1 1022.4-135-0.2
Western Europe else1 3773.0-245-0.5
EU countries in Eastern Europe7 9095.9-1 019-0.8
Eastern Europe else2 1785.5-75-0.4
North-America and Oceania2053.0-26-0.4
Asia28 2986.8-90-0.5
Africa5 04310.6180-0.4
South- and Central-Amerika8836.1-36-0.4

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Table 1 
Registered unemployed, by region of birth and time of residence in Norway. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons in total aged 15-74 years in each group

Registered unemployed, by region of birth and time of residence in Norway. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons in total aged 15-74 years in each group1
3rd quarter 20173rd quarter 2018
TotalSettled 4 years and lessSettled 4-6 yearsSettled 7 years and moreTotalSettled 4 years and lessSettled 4-6 yearsSettled 7 years and more
1Note that persons used as denominator give a slightly lower level of unemployed compared to percentages based on the the labour force.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Immigrants, total28 4414 9176 91516 60926 9954 4546 15216 389
The Nordic countries1 2372092128161 102168175759
Western Europe else1 6223023779431 377247324806
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 9282 2492 8833 7967 9091 7232 3323 854
Eastern Europe else2 2533123871 5542 1783583471 473
North-America and Oceania23128331702052634145
Asia28 3881 0961 4275 8658 2981 2191 3495 730
Africa4 8635791 4052 8795 0435641 4403 039
South- and Central-Amerika919142191586883149151583
 
Per cent
Immigrants, total4.33.55.84.13.93.35.43.7
The Nordic countries2.02.22.41.91.82.12.31.7
Western Europe else2.52.23.82.32.11.93.41.9
EU countries in Eastern Europe5.25.05.74.94.54.55.14.2
Eastern Europe else4.13.96.53.83.94.55.63.5
North-America and Oceania2.21.22.52.51.91.02.72.0
Asia24.22.56.44.34.02.76.14.0
Africa5.93.38.36.16.03.88.15.9
South- and Central-Amerika4.44.56.54.04.14.75.33.8

Table 2 
Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force
3rd quarter 20173rd quarter 2018Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales3rd quarter 2017 - 3rd quarter 2018
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Registered unemployed, total73 91841 58232 33667 08535 84631 239-6 833-5 736-1 097
Non-immigrant population145 47726 64218 83540 09022 56317 527-5 387-4 079-1 308
Immigrants, total28 44114 94013 50126 99513 28313 712-1 446-1 657211
The Nordic countries1 2377594781 102615487-135-1449
Western Europe else1 6221 0485741 377826551-245-222-23
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 9285 4053 5237 9094 3903 519-1 019-1 015-4
Eastern Europe else2 2538431 4102 1787711 407-75-72-3
North-America and Oceania231124107205101104-26-23-3
Asia28 3883 6744 7148 2983 4784 820-90-196106
Africa4 8632 7382 1255 0432 7922 25118054126
South- and Central-Amerika919349570883310573-36-393
 
Per cent
Registered unemployed, total2.72.82.52.42.52.4-0.3-0.3-0.1
Non-immigrant population11.92.21.71.71.91.6-0.2-0.3-0.1
Immigrants, total6.46.07.05.95.26.8-0.5-0.8-0.2
The Nordic countries2.63.02.22.42.52.3-0.2-0.50.1
Western Europe else3.53.63.33.02.93.1-0.5-0.7-0.2
EU countries in Eastern Europe6.76.37.45.95.17.1-0.8-1.2-0.3
Eastern Europe else5.94.96.85.54.46.5-0.4-0.5-0.3
North-America and Oceania3.43.23.63.02.63.4-0.4-0.6-0.2
Asia7.36.48.16.85.77.9-0.5-0.7-0.2
Africa11.110.312.310.69.711.9-0.5-0.6-0.4
South- and Central-Amerika6.55.67.36.14.97.1-0.4-0.7-0.2

Table 3 
Registered unemployed, by sex, immigrant background, region of birth and age. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force in each group

Registered unemployed, by sex, immigrant background, region of birth and age. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force in each group
3rd quarter 20173rd quarter 2018
Total15-29 years30 years or olderTotal15-29 years30 years or older
1EU/EFTA-countries, North - America, Australia and New Zealand.
2Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia(Turkey incl.), Africa, South and Central America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.
Absolute figures
Total73 91820 52753 39167 08518 71348 372
Non-immigrant population44 39114 26330 12838 95312 75726 196
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 0867333531 137784353
Country group 11973364983761
Country group 229897002891 039747292
Immigrants28 4415 53122 91026 9955 17221 823
Country group 1112 0162 0399 97710 5901 7478 843
Country group 2216 4253 49212 93316 4053 42512 980
 
Males total41 58211 42730 15535 84610 00225 844
Non-immigrant population26 0558 22917 82621 9337 00114 932
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents587408179630444186
Country group 11541935501832
Country group 22533389144580426154
Immigrants14 9402 79012 15013 2832 55710 726
Country group 117 3351 0276 3085 9308215 109
Country group 227 6051 7635 8427 3531 7365 617
 
Females total32 3369 10023 23631 2398 71122 528
Non-immigrant population18 3366 03412 30217 0205 75611 264
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents499325174507340167
Country group 11456311145459321138
Country group 22431429481929
Immigrants13 5012 74110 76013 7122 61511 097
Country group 114 6811 0123 6694 6609263 734
Country group 228 8201 7297 0919 0521 6897 363
 
Per cent
Total2.72.92.62.42.72.3
Non-immigrant population1.92.41.81.72.21.6
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.53.43.73.43.43.4
Country group 112.12.02.22.12.22.1
Country group 223.73.54.43.63.53.9
Immigrants total6.46.46.45.96.05.9
Country group 115.25.25.24.54.74.5
Country group 227.87.57.87.37.07.4
 
Menn i alt2.83.12.72.52.82.3
Non-immigrant population2.22.72.01.82.31.7
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.63.63.53.63.73.3
Country group 112.22.22.22.02.12.0
Country group 223.93.84.13.83.93.8
Immigrants total6.05.96.05.25.45.2
Country group 115.14.95.14.24.24.2
Country group 227.16.87.26.56.26.6
 
Females total2.52.72.42.42.62.3
Non-immigrant population1.72.11.51.62.01.4
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.33.13.93.13.03.4
Country group 112.01.82.12.22.22.1
Country group 223.63.24.73.33.13.9
Immigrants total7.07.16.96.86.86.8
Country group 115.25.55.15.15.35.0
Country group 228.58.48.58.38.18.3

Table 4 
Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job-programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years in each group

Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job-programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years in each group
3rd quarter 2018Change, all immigrants
Participants, totalNon-immigrant populationImmigrantsCountry group 11Country group 223rd quarter 2017 - 3rd quarter 2018
1EU/EFTA-countries, North - America, Australia and New Zealand.
2Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia(Turkey incl.), Africa, South and Central America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.
Absolute figures
The whole country12 3546 8675 4871 0454 442-1 387
Østfold8464813656829776
Akershus1 3146676471235241
Oslo2 1266851 4412551 186-290
Hedmark254170841569-88
Oppland27815512319104-146
Buskerud60731828956233-243
Vestfold56339117247125-66
Telemark3372181192198-7
Aust-Agder3582689027632
Vest-Agder49128820347156-4
Rogaland1 408831577119458-199
Hordaland70744726054206-421
Sogn og Fjordane1941177711665
Møre og Romsdal63838025852206-94
Trøndelag1 14473141371342-
Nordland4482951532712613
Troms - Romsa374249125201054
Finnmark - Finnmárku24315291137816
County not stated24..........
 
Per cent
The whole country0.30.20.80.31.2-0.2
Østfold0.40.31.00.41.40.2
Akershus0.30.20.70.31.10.0
Oslo0.40.20.90.41.2-0.2
Hedmark0.20.10.50.20.8-0.6
Oppland0.20.10.80.31.2-1.0
Buskerud0.30.20.70.31.1-0.6
Vestfold0.30.20.60.30.9-0.3
Telemark0.30.20.70.31.0-0.1
Aust-Agder0.40.40.80.51.00.0
Vest-Agder0.40.21.00.61.20.0
Rogaland0.40.30.90.41.5-0.3
Hordaland0.20.10.40.20.7-0.8
Sogn og Fjordane0.20.20.80.21.50.1
Møre og Romsdal0.30.21.00.31.8-0.3
Trøndelag0.30.21.00.41.5-
Nordland0.20.20.80.31.20.1
Troms - Romsa0.30.20.80.21.30.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku0.40.31.00.31.80.2

Table 5 
Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. Absolute numbers and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years

Participants on ordinary labour market schemes (job programmes), by immigrant background, region of birth and sex. Absolute numbers and in per cent of persons aged 15 to 74 years
3rd quarter 20173rd quarter 2018Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales3rd quarter 2017 - 3rd quarter 2018
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Participants, total15 7298 6067 12312 3546 9085 446-3 375-1 698-1 677
Non-immigrant population18 8555 6253 2306 8674 2872 580-1 988-1 338-650
Immigrants, total6 8742 9813 8935 4872 6212 866-1 387-360-1 027
The Nordic countries171102691177146-54-31-23
Western Europe else31418313121312687-101-57-44
EU countries in Eastern Europe1 074358716682218464-392-140-252
Eastern Europe else619206413461158303-158-48-110
North-America and Oceania532924331914-20-10-10
Asia22 6491 0701 5792 2851 0651 220-364-5-359
Africa1 7109417691 470885585-240-56-184
South- and Central-Amerika2849219222679147-58-13-45
 
Per cent
Participants, total0.40.40.40.30.30.3-0.1-0.1-0.1
Non-immigrant population10.30.30.20.20.30.2-0.10.00.0
Immigrants, total1.00.81.20.80.70.9-0.2-0.1-0.3
The Nordic countries0.30.30.20.20.20.2-0.1-0.10.0
Western Europe else0.50.50.50.30.30.3-0.2-0.2-0.2
EU countries in Eastern Europe0.60.31.10.40.20.7-0.2-0.1-0.4
Eastern Europe else1.10.91.30.80.70.9-0.3-0.2-0.4
North-America and Oceania0.50.50.50.30.30.3-0.2-0.2-0.2
Asia21.31.11.51.11.11.1-0.20.0-0.4
Africa2.12.12.11.71.91.5-0.4-0.2-0.6
South- and Central-Amerika1.41.11.61.10.91.2-0.3-0.2-0.4

Table 6 
Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force within each group

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background, region of birth and county of residence. Absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force within each group
3rd quarter 2018Change, all immigrants
TotalNon-immigrant populationImmigrantsCountry group 11Country group 223rd quarter 2017 - 3rd quarter 2018
1EU/EFTA-countries, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
2Eastern Europe outside the EU, Asia(Turkey incl.), Africa, South and Central America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.
Absolute figures
All counties67 08540 09026 99510 59016 405-1 446
Østfold4 1602 4351 7255401 185-12
Akershus6 6963 6233 0731 2331 8408
Oslo10 1824 5465 6361 6134 023-198
Hedmark1 9011 32757422135343
Oppland1 5731 05052317235131
Buskerud3 6231 9551 66867699226
Vestfold3 6982 3671 331501830-2
Telemark2 2431 525718218500-60
Aust-Agder1 5651 082483227256-54
Vest-Agder2 4771 675802291511-225
Rogaland6 9984 0992 8991 3671 532-816
Hordaland7 4544 6612 7931 3591 434-63
Sogn og Fjordane86955931014216825
Møre og Romsdal3 4212 1761 245685560-74
Trøndelag4 9223 2271 6956711 024-
Nordland2 4491 704745283462-2
Troms - Romsa1 4751 076399176223-32
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 17379737621516122
County not stated206..........
 
Per cent
All counties2.41.75.94.57.3-0.5
Østfold2.92.07.54.99.9-0.4
Akershus2.11.44.63.65.7-0.3
Oslo2.71.75.53.86.8-0.3
Hedmark2.01.55.64.07.50.1
Oppland1.61.25.03.17.10.0
Buskerud2.51.76.14.67.8-0.1
Vestfold3.02.27.14.810.2-0.4
Telemark2.62.06.84.58.7-0.9
Aust-Agder2.72.26.86.07.8-1.0
Vest-Agder2.62.06.35.07.5-1.9
Rogaland2.82.06.85.68.3-1.8
Hordaland2.72.06.95.98.3-0.3
Sogn og Fjordane1.51.14.43.16.80.3
Møre og Romsdal2.51.86.65.87.9-0.5
Trøndelag2.01.55.94.47.6-
Nordland2.01.55.74.46.9-0.2
Troms - Romsa1.61.43.62.94.3-0.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku3.02.46.17.05.30.2
County not stated56.1..........

About the statistics

The statistics show how many immigrants are registered as unemployed with NAV, and how many participate in labour market measures. The number and percentage of immigrants in total, by sex and country of origin, is compared with the rest of the population.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Immigrant: a person born abroad by foreign - born parents.

Unemployed : A person without waged labour who is registered as job searcher at the labour offices placed under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation, who has been without waged labour the last 2 weeks. In addition he or she does not participate in labour market schemes (job programmes).

Standard classifications

Time of residence in Norway: under 4 years, 4 - 6 years 7 years and more.

Country of birth (tables 1 - 3): The Nordic countries, Western Europe else, EU-countries in Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe else, Northern America and Oceania, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Country of birth (tables 4 - 6): Group 1 (The Nordic countries, Western Europe else, EU-countries in Eastern Europe , Northern America, Australia and New-Zealand). Group 2 (Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania except Australia and New-Zealand).

EU countries in Eastern Europe (table 7): Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Registered unemployed among immigrants
Topic: Labour market and earnings

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Responsible division

Division for Labour Market and Wage Statistics

Regional level

County and the whole country.

Frequency and timeliness

Quarterly

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Not relevant

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose is to describe the unemployment among immigrants according to gender, age, time of residence in Norway, country of birth and county of residence.

Users and applications

The Labour Market Authorities, other public administration, mass media and social research.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Employment statistics for immigrants. These statistics are published annually on the internet and comprise both wage earners and self employed.

http://www.ssb.no/innvregsys_en

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §3-2, 2-2, 3-2 (Administrative registers)

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

All immigrants aged 15 - 74 years who are registered (under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation) as unemployed and settled in Norway. (The date of reference is the end of the second month in the quarter). Among the registered unemployed a smaller group of non-registered residents are included. Those people are settled abroad and are expected a stay in Norway lesser than six months.This group is not included among the immigrants, but is a part of the rest of the population.

Data sources and sampling

The Register of unemployed (under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation), the Central Population Register, Statistics Norway's Population statistics. In addition data from the Register of employees (also under the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation ) are used as supporting data when calculating the labour force.

Total counting.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Main figures concerning the whole population are compared to figures published by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation.

Immigrants are distributed by region of birth based on individual information about their country of birth. Unemployed are calculated in per cent of the labour force and in relation to the population 15 - 74 years. The figures are compared to main figures concerning the whole Norwegian labour force or the population and the non-immigrant segments within them. Immigrants are also counted in accordance with time of residence and their county of residence. Persons participating on ordinary labour market schemes are calculated in per cent of the population only. When calculating the unemployment rate, the labour force figures from the Labour Force Survey are used. These figures are distributed at lower levels by means of supporting figures from the Register of Employees.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The Directorate of Labour changed their definition of unemployed from 1. January 1999. This change has caused a break in the statistical continuity at that point of time

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The unemployment rate for the new reported quarter (in per cent of the labour force) is preliminary because of some delayed reports to the Register of employees . The correction of this figure the next quarter is however marginal.

Revision

Not relevant

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