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Registered unemployed among immigrants

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Key figures

13.7 %

of immigrants are registered as unemployed Q2 2020

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background and region of birth.
2nd quarter 2020
Unemployed personsRegistered unemployed in per cent of the labour force (per cent)
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Registered unemployed, total181 4426.4
 
Non-immigrant population1114 0394.9
 
All immigrants67 40313.7
The Nordic countries3 8768.3
Western Europe else4 8199.7
EU countries in Eastern Europe20 69914.6
Eastern Europe else4 78610.9
North-America and Oceania6378.2
Asia220 82815.4
Africa9 48418.1
South and Central Amerika2 27414.1

See selected tables from this statistics

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
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020
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, total24 9753 8395 15315 98367 40310 30612 56944 528
The Nordic countries9771501306973 8766065482 722
Western Europe else1 2852402587874 8191 1298512 839
EU countries in Eastern Europe7 4011 4371 9044 06020 6994 2054 35312 141
Eastern Europe else1 9663113031 3524 7868327603 194
North-America and Oceania150182710563714582410
Asia27 6511 1691 2745 20820 8282 4293 94714 452
Africa4 7543831 1323 2399 4845631 7117 210
South and Central Amerika7911311255352 2743973171 560
 
Per cent
Immigrants, total3.63.24.73.49.49.811.58.8
The Nordic countries1.62.21.81.56.49.89.05.7
Western Europe else2.02.02.81.87.19.09.76.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe4.24.54.73.811.314.112.710.2
Eastern Europe else3.33.84.73.17.910.311.86.9
North-America and Oceania1.30.62.11.45.34.86.05.3
Asia23.52.75.23.59.37.411.79.2
Africa5.53.46.55.510.66.210.811.1
South and Central Amerika3.53.74.83.39.810.812.99.1

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
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales2nd quarter 2019 - 2nd quarter 2020
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Registered unemployed, total59 80933 30326 506181 442103 04278 400121 63369 73951 894
Non-immigrant population134 83420 36114 473114 03965 93348 10679 20545 57233 633
Immigrants, total24 97512 94212 03367 40337 10930 29442 42824 16718 261
The Nordic countries9776043733 8762 2051 6712 8991 6011 298
Western Europe else1 2857765094 8192 9481 8713 5342 1721 362
EU countries in Eastern Europe7 4014 2673 13420 69911 9908 70913 2987 7235 575
Eastern Europe else1 9667311 2354 7862 1822 6042 8201 4511 369
North-America and Oceania1507278637365272487293194
Asia27 6513 4734 17820 82810 31210 51613 1776 8396 338
Africa4 7542 7472 0079 4846 0863 3984 7303 3391 391
South and Central Amerika7912725192 2741 0211 2531 483749734
 
Per cent
Registered unemployed, total2.12.22.06.46.95.94.34.73.9
Non-immigrant population11.51.71.34.95.44.33.43.73.0
Immigrants, total5.24.85.713.713.513.88.58.78.1
The Nordic countries2.12.41.78.38.87.66.26.45.9
Western Europe else2.72.62.79.79.79.77.07.17.0
EU countries in Eastern Europe5.34.86.014.613.516.29.38.710.2
Eastern Europe else4.73.95.410.911.010.96.27.15.5
North-America and Oceania2.01.72.48.28.37.96.26.65.5
Asia6.05.46.515.415.315.69.49.99.1
Africa9.69.210.318.119.216.48.510.06.1
South and Central Amerika5.14.06.014.114.313.99.010.37.9

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
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020
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
Total59 80916 94242 867181 44256 010125 432
Non-immigrant population33 69011 19222 498109 93638 67371 263
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 1447853594 1032 9961 107
Country group 11823745354191163
Country group 221 0627483143 7492 805944
Immigrants24 9754 96520 01067 40314 34153 062
Country group 119 8111 6418 17030 0275 70124 326
Country group 2215 1643 32411 84037 3768 64028 736
 
Males total33 3039 45323 850103 04231 12271 920
Non-immigrant population19 7236 40913 31463 61021 58842 022
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents6384601782 3231 715608
Country group 1146252119510887
Country group 225924351572 1281 607521
Immigrants12 9422 58410 35837 1097 81929 290
Country group 115 7197814 93817 5062 69014 816
Country group 227 2231 8035 42019 6035 12914 474
 
Females total26 5067 48919 01778 40024 88853 512
Non-immigrant population13 9674 7839 18446 32617 08529 241
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents5063251811 7801 281499
Country group 114703131571 6211 198423
Country group 223612241598376
Immigrants12 0332 3819 65230 2946 52223 772
Country group 114 0928603 23212 5213 0119 510
Country group 227 9411 5216 42017 7733 51114 262
 
Per cent
Total2.12.72.06.48.95.7
Non-immigrant population1.52.11.34.87.34.0
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.23.42.910.712.28.0
Country group 111.72.31.47.111.05.0
Country group 223.53.53.511.312.39.0
Immigrants total5.26.25.013.717.912.8
Country group 114.04.83.912.217.311.4
Country group 226.47.26.315.118.314.4
 
Menn i alt2.22.92.16.99.46.1
Non-immigrant population1.62.41.45.37.94.5
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.53.92.711.613.68.3
Country group 111.83.01.27.412.24.9
Country group 223.84.03.212.313.79.3
Immigrants total4.85.84.613.517.412.7
Country group 113.94.33.811.815.511.3
Country group 226.06.85.815.518.614.7
 
Females total2.02.51.95.98.25.2
Non-immigrant population1.31.91.14.26.73.5
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.02.93.29.710.87.8
Country group 111.61.51.76.89.95.1
Country group 223.23.03.710.110.88.6
Immigrants total5.76.75.513.818.412.9
Country group 114.35.34.112.719.211.5
Country group 226.97.86.714.717.814.1

Table 4 
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
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2020Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales2nd quarter 2019 - 2nd quarter 2020
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Participants, total15 8098 4467 36312 5396 5535 986-3 270-1 893-1 377
Non-immigrant population18 5175 1753 3426 9004 0872 813-1 617-1 088-529
Immigrants, total7 2923 2714 0215 6392 4663 173-1 653-805-848
The Nordic countries145816414670761-1112
Western Europe else26414312118310776-81-36-45
EU countries in Eastern Europe928299629730261469-198-38-160
Eastern Europe else615177438517141376-98-36-62
North-America and Oceania2716112715120-11
Asia23 1041 4311 6732 4021 0851 317-702-346-356
Africa1 9431 0448991 424724700-519-320-199
South and Central Amerika2668018621063147-56-17-39
 
Per cent
Participants, total0.40.40.40.30.30.3-0.1-0.1-0.1
Non-immigrant population10.30.30.20.20.20.2-0.1-0.10.0
Immigrants, total1.00.91.20.80.70.9-0.2-0.2-0.3
The Nordic countries0.20.30.20.20.20.30.0-0.10.1
Western Europe else0.40.40.40.30.30.3-0.1-0.1-0.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe0.50.30.90.40.20.6-0.1-0.1-0.3
Eastern Europe else1.00.71.30.90.51.1-0.1-0.2-0.2
North-America and Oceania0.20.30.20.20.20.20.0-0.10.0
Asia21.41.41.51.11.01.1-0.3-0.4-0.4
Africa2.22.22.31.61.51.7-0.6-0.7-0.6
South and Central Amerika1.20.91.40.90.71.1-0.3-0.2-0.3

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). Workers that are laid off are considered unemployed.

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

Next release

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

The registered unemployed at NAV must not be confused with the concept of unemployment in the LFS. The figures from the LFS also include unemployed persons who do not register with NAV, some of them who take part in labour market initiatives and some of them are occupationally disabled. Additionally, some of the registered unemployed are not classified as unemployed in the LFS (due to the requirements of seeking work and availability for work). This applies especially to older people that are unemployed for long periods. Following the restructuring of the LFS from 2006, the involuntarily laid off (with a duration of up to 3 months) are also classified differently in the two statistics. In LFS, they are now regarded as employed, temporarily absent, while NAV still considers them unemployed. However, if someone has been completely laid off for more than 3 months in a row, they will be classified as unemployed in the LFS as well.

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

Contact