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Registered unemployed among immigrants

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Key figures

5.5 %

of immigrants are registered as unemployed Q1 2020

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background and region of birth.
1st quarter 2020
Unemployed personsRegistered unemployed in per cent of the labour force (per cent)
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Registered unemployed, total65 4122.3
 
Non-immigrant population138 5921.7
 
All immigrants26 8205.5
The Nordic countries1 0472.2
Western Europe else1 4412.9
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 5436.0
Eastern Europe else2 0944.8
North-America and Oceania1882.4
Asia27 7875.8
Africa4 8799.3
South and Central Amerika8415.2

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
1st quarter 20191st 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, total27 5433 8395 80017 90426 8203 5105 17418 136
The Nordic countries1 0931221618101 047127129791
Western Europe else1 4662433059181 441261235945
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 8541 6052 3474 9028 5431 5711 8295 143
Eastern Europe else2 0843283481 4082 0943453071 442
North-America and Oceania18517231451882620142
Asia28 0941 0751 3635 6567 7877961 6755 316
Africa4 9143361 1003 4784 8792478703 762
South and Central Amerika853113153587841137109595
 
Per cent
Immigrants, total4.03.45.33.83.73.44.73.6
The Nordic countries1.81.92.21.71.72.12.11.6
Western Europe else2.22.13.22.12.12.12.62.0
EU countries in Eastern Europe5.05.45.84.64.65.55.24.3
Eastern Europe else3.64.45.43.23.44.34.73.1
North-America and Oceania1.60.61.82.01.50.91.41.8
Asia23.82.65.63.83.52.54.93.4
Africa5.73.16.35.95.42.85.45.8
South and Central Amerika3.93.55.83.63.63.84.33.5

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
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2020Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales1st quarter 2019 - 1st quarter 2020
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Registered unemployed, total68 28539 59728 68865 41238 51926 893-2 873-1 078-1 795
Non-immigrant population140 74224 81715 92538 59223 72914 863-2 150-1 088-1 062
Immigrants, total27 54314 78012 76326 82014 79012 030-72310-733
The Nordic countries1 0937003931 047637410-46-6317
Western Europe else1 4669355311 441886555-25-4924
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 8545 3553 4998 5435 2863 257-311-69-242
Eastern Europe else2 0848111 2732 0949111 18310100-90
North-America and Oceania1851067918810682303
Asia28 0943 7094 3857 7873 6894 098-307-20-287
Africa4 9142 8472 0674 8792 9491 930-35102-137
South and Central Amerika853317536841326515-129-21
 
Per cent
Registered unemployed, total2.42.72.22.32.62.0-0.1-0.1-0.2
Non-immigrant population11.72.01.41.71.91.30.0-0.1-0.1
Immigrants, total5.85.66.15.55.45.5-0.3-0.2-0.6
The Nordic countries2.32.81.82.22.61.9-0.1-0.20.1
Western Europe else3.13.22.92.92.92.9-0.2-0.30.0
EU countries in Eastern Europe6.46.16.86.05.96.1-0.4-0.2-0.7
Eastern Europe else5.04.35.64.84.65.0-0.20.3-0.6
North-America and Oceania2.52.52.52.42.42.4-0.1-0.1-0.1
Asia6.45.96.95.85.56.2-0.6-0.4-0.7
Africa10.29.710.89.39.39.3-0.9-0.4-1.5
South and Central Amerika5.64.76.45.24.65.8-0.4-0.1-0.6

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
1st quarter 20191st 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
Total68 28520 00348 28265 41219 01546 397
Non-immigrant population39 49913 70825 79137 32512 79324 532
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 2438653781 267887380
Country group 11924547974057
Country group 221 1518203311 170847323
Immigrants27 5435 43022 11326 8205 33521 485
Country group 1111 5972 0309 56711 2191 9049 315
Country group 2215 9463 40012 54615 6013 43112 170
 
Males total39 59711 76227 83538 51911 38827 131
Non-immigrant population24 1068 35215 75422 9917 86815 123
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents711512199738536202
Country group 11553025512130
Country group 22656482174687515172
Immigrants14 7802 89811 88214 7902 98411 806
Country group 117 0961 0446 0526 9159975 918
Country group 227 6841 8545 8307 8751 9875 888
 
Females total28 6888 24120 44726 8937 62719 266
Non-immigrant population15 3935 35610 03714 3344 9259 409
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents532353179529351178
Country group 11495338157483332151
Country group 22371522461927
Immigrants12 7632 53210 23112 0302 3519 679
Country group 114 5019863 5154 3049073 397
Country group 228 2621 5466 7167 7261 4446 282
 
Per cent
Total2.43.32.22.33.02.1
Non-immigrant population1.72.71.41.62.41.4
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.63.93.13.33.62.8
Country group 112.02.91.52.02.41.7
Country group 223.94.03.63.53.73.1
Immigrants total5.87.15.65.56.85.2
Country group 114.86.24.64.65.94.4
Country group 226.97.86.76.37.36.1
 
Menn i alt2.73.72.42.63.52.3
Non-immigrant population2.03.11.71.92.91.6
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total4.04.53.03.74.22.7
Country group 112.23.81.51.92.51.7
Country group 224.34.63.64.04.43.1
Immigrants total5.66.85.45.46.75.1
Country group 114.86.14.74.75.94.5
Country group 226.57.36.36.27.36.0
 
Females total2.22.82.02.02.51.9
Non-immigrant population1.42.21.21.31.91.1
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.23.33.12.92.92.8
Country group 111.72.01.52.02.31.8
Country group 223.43.33.73.03.03.1
Immigrants total6.17.45.95.56.85.3
Country group 114.76.44.44.46.04.1
Country group 227.38.37.16.47.46.3

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
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2020Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales1st quarter 2019 - 1st quarter 2020
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Participants, total16 0978 4747 62314 5117 3977 114-1 586-1 077-509
Non-immigrant population18 6575 2003 4577 6634 5703 093-994-630-364
Immigrants, total7 4403 2744 1666 8482 8274 021-592-447-145
The Nordic countries15392611406179-13-3118
Western Europe else281155126235128107-46-27-19
EU countries in Eastern Europe957291666925293632-322-34
Eastern Europe else652180472590143447-62-37-25
North-America and Oceania291514341915541
Asia23 1291 3991 7302 9421 2461 696-187-153-34
Africa1 9921 0729201 724868856-268-204-64
South and Central Amerika247701772586918911-112
 
Per cent
Participants, total0.40.40.40.40.40.40.00.00.0
Non-immigrant population10.30.30.20.20.30.2-0.10.00.0
Immigrants, total1.10.91.30.90.71.2-0.2-0.2-0.1
The Nordic countries0.30.30.20.20.20.3-0.1-0.10.1
Western Europe else0.40.40.50.30.30.4-0.1-0.1-0.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe0.50.31.00.50.30.90.00.0-0.1
Eastern Europe else1.10.71.41.00.51.3-0.1-0.2-0.1
North-America and Oceania0.30.30.30.30.30.30.00.00.0
Asia21.51.41.51.31.21.4-0.2-0.2-0.1
Africa2.32.32.31.91.82.1-0.4-0.5-0.2
South and Central Amerika1.10.81.41.10.71.40.0-0.10.0

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