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Registered unemployed among immigrants

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Key figures

9.5 %

of immigrants are registered as unemployed Q3 2020

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background and region of birth. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force in each group
3rd quarter 2020
Unemployed personsRegistered unemployed in per cent of the labour force (per cent)
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Registered unemployed, total122 2244.3
 
Non-immigrant population175 3293.2
 
All immigrants46 8959.5
The Nordic countries2 2364.9
Western Europe else3 0046.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe13 9209.9
Eastern Europe else3 5048.1
North-America and Oceania4025.3
Asia214 57410.7
Africa7 72814.3
South and Central Amerika1 5279.5

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
3rd quarter 20193rd 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, total26 1124 1905 40216 52046 8956 5039 10431 288
The Nordic countries1 0531481377682 2363182801 638
Western Europe else1 3612492538593 0046565251 823
EU countries in Eastern Europe7 4631 4901 9674 00613 9202 6692 9238 328
Eastern Europe else2 1333513121 4703 5045595402 405
North-America and Oceania19027221414026857277
Asia28 1291 3401 3725 41714 5741 5533 1129 909
Africa4 9654341 2203 3117 7284571 4545 817
South and Central Amerika8181511195481 5272232131 091
 
Per cent
Immigrants, total3.73.45.03.56.56.08.46.2
The Nordic countries1.72.12.01.63.75.04.73.4
Western Europe else2.12.02.71.94.44.96.03.9
EU countries in Eastern Europe4.24.44.93.87.68.58.67.0
Eastern Europe else3.64.04.93.35.86.88.45.2
North-America and Oceania1.60.91.81.93.32.24.43.6
Asia23.73.05.73.66.64.79.46.3
Africa5.73.77.05.78.65.09.29.0
South and Central Amerika3.63.94.53.46.66.08.86.4

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 20193rd quarter 2020Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales3rd quarter 2019 - 3rd quarter 2020
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Registered unemployed, total65 05734 12830 929122 22468 31053 91457 16734 18222 985
Non-immigrant population138 94521 36117 58475 32943 52231 80736 38422 16114 223
Immigrants, total26 11212 76713 34546 89524 78822 10720 78312 0218 762
The Nordic countries1 0535954582 2361 2479891 183652531
Western Europe else1 3617635983 0041 8271 1771 6431 064579
EU countries in Eastern Europe7 4634 1033 36013 9207 8506 0706 4573 7472 710
Eastern Europe else2 1337591 3743 5041 4972 0071 371738633
North-America and Oceania1908810240221818421213082
Asia28 1293 4994 63014 5746 9107 6646 4453 4113 034
Africa4 9652 7002 2657 7284 6343 0942 7631 934829
South and Central Amerika8182605581 527605922709345364
 
Per cent
Registered unemployed, total2.32.32.44.34.54.12.02.21.7
Non-immigrant population11.71.81.63.23.52.91.51.71.3
Immigrants, total5.54.86.39.59.010.14.04.23.8
The Nordic countries2.32.42.24.95.14.72.62.72.5
Western Europe else2.92.63.36.16.06.23.23.42.9
EU countries in Eastern Europe5.44.76.59.99.011.44.54.34.9
Eastern Europe else5.14.06.18.17.68.53.03.62.4
North-America and Oceania2.62.13.25.35.05.52.72.92.3
Asia6.25.37.210.710.111.34.54.84.1
Africa9.78.711.114.314.214.34.65.53.2
South and Central Amerika5.23.86.49.58.510.34.34.73.9

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
3rd quarter 20193rd 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
Total65 05719 34145 716122 22435 42886 796
Non-immigrant population37 68013 24224 43872 47024 00848 462
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 2658963692 8591 985874
Country group 1193474621695121
Country group 221 1728493232 6431 890753
Immigrants26 1125 20320 90946 8959 43537 460
Country group 1110 0651 7238 34219 5593 28016 279
Country group 2216 0473 48012 56727 3366 15521 181
 
Males total34 12810 35423 77468 31020 05348 257
Non-immigrant population20 6537 21513 43841 87313 73928 134
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents7085361721 6491 186463
Country group 115432221205466
Country group 226545041501 5291 132397
Immigrants12 7672 60310 16424 7885 12819 660
Country group 115 5488184 73011 1391 5539 586
Country group 227 2191 7855 43413 6493 57510 074
 
Females total30 9298 98721 94253 91415 37538 539
Non-immigrant population17 0276 02711 00030 59710 26920 328
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents5573601971 210799411
Country group 115183451731 114758356
Country group 22391524964155
Immigrants13 3452 60010 74522 1074 30717 800
Country group 114 5179053 6128 4201 7276 693
Country group 228 8281 6957 13313 6872 58011 107
 
Per cent
Total2.32.82.24.35.14.1
Non-immigrant population1.62.31.43.24.22.8
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.43.63.17.07.36.5
Country group 111.92.61.54.24.93.8
Country group 223.73.73.67.47.57.3
Immigrants total5.56.15.39.511.09.2
Country group 114.24.94.18.19.67.8
Country group 226.76.96.710.912.010.7
 
Menn i alt2.32.92.14.55.64.2
Non-immigrant population1.72.41.53.54.63.1
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.74.22.77.78.46.4
Country group 112.13.51.34.45.43.8
Country group 223.94.23.28.28.77.2
Immigrants total4.85.44.69.010.68.7
Country group 113.84.43.87.68.67.5
Country group 225.96.15.810.711.810.3
 
Females total2.42.72.24.14.63.9
Non-immigrant population1.62.21.42.83.72.5
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.23.03.66.26.16.5
Country group 111.71.71.74.04.33.8
Country group 223.43.14.26.56.27.3
Immigrants total6.36.96.210.111.59.8
Country group 114.85.44.78.710.78.3
Country group 227.68.07.511.212.111.1

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
3rd quarter 20193rd quarter 2020Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales3rd quarter 2019 - 3rd quarter 2020
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Participants, total11 2616 1245 13710 6055 6144 991-656-510-146
Non-immigrant population16 2243 7402 4845 8043 4452 359-420-295-125
Immigrants, total5 0372 3842 6534 8012 1692 632-236-215-21
The Nordic countries112585411857616-17
Western Europe else1861077918211369-46-10
EU countries in Eastern Europe627235392618225393-9-101
Eastern Europe else40412228241510231311-2031
North-America and Oceania221482712155-27
Asia22 1831 0701 1132 0999821 117-84-884
Africa1 3477406071 143621522-204-119-85
South and Central Amerika1563811819957142431924
 
Per cent
Participants, total0.30.30.30.30.30.30.00.00.0
Non-immigrant population10.20.20.20.20.20.10.00.0-0.1
Immigrants, total0.70.60.80.70.60.80.00.00.0
The Nordic countries0.20.20.20.20.20.20.00.00.0
Western Europe else0.30.30.30.30.30.20.00.0-0.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe0.30.20.60.30.20.50.00.0-0.1
Eastern Europe else0.70.50.80.70.40.90.0-0.10.1
North-America and Oceania0.20.20.10.20.20.30.00.00.2
Asia21.01.11.00.90.90.9-0.1-0.2-0.1
Africa1.51.61.51.31.31.3-0.2-0.3-0.2
South and Central Amerika0.70.40.90.90.61.00.20.20.1

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). 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

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