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Registered unemployed among immigrants

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Key figures

5.6 %

of immigrants are registered as unemployed Q4 2017

Registered unemployed, by immigrant background and region of birth. In absolute figures and in per cent of the labour force
4th quarter 2017Change last twelve months
Absolute figuresPer cent4th quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2017
Absolute figuresPercentage points
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Registered unemployed, total64 2152.3-13 939-0.5
 
Non-immigrant population138 7541.7-10 704-0.4
 
Immigrants, total25 4615.6-3 235-0.9
The Nordic countries1 0702.2-334-0.7
Western Europe else1 5283.3-314-0.7
EU countries in Eastern Europe8 2516.1-1 581-1.3
Eastern Europe else2 0485.3-264-0.8
North-America and Oceania1872.7-73-1.0
Asia27 3596.3-473-0.7
Africa4 2319.6-11-0.9
South- and Central-Amerika7875.5-185-1.4

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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
4th quarter 20164th quarter 2017
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 6966 1627 11615 41825 4614 7866 06214 613
The Nordic countries1 4042922848281 070186182702
Western Europe else1 8424574169691 528318351859
EU countries in Eastern Europe9 8323 2173 3203 2958 2512 3282 6073 316
Eastern Europe else2 3124233111 5782 0483253421 381
North-America and Oceania26038421801872822137
Asia27 8329961 3835 4537 3599811 2035 175
Africa4 2425691 1702 5034 2315111 1992 521
South- and Central-Amerika972170190612787109156522
 
Per cent
Immigrants, total4.43.86.14.13.83.25.23.6
The Nordic countries2.22.53.12.01.71.92.11.6
Western Europe else2.92.94.32.52.42.13.72.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe5.85.86.55.34.85.05.24.3
Eastern Europe else4.34.75.74.03.73.95.83.4
North-America and Oceania2.51.43.22.71.71.01.72.0
Asia24.12.46.24.23.62.25.53.8
Africa5.32.67.75.85.12.87.15.3
South- and Central-Amerika4.74.46.94.43.83.25.33.6

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
4th quarter 20164th quarter 2017Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales4th quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2017
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Registered unemployed, total78 15447 94830 20664 21537 77026 445-13 939-10 178-3 761
Non-immigrant population149 45831 55417 90438 75423 92814 826-10 704-7 626-3 078
Immigrants, total28 69616 39412 30225 46113 84211 619-3 235-2 552-683
The Nordic countries1 4049254791 070681389-334-244-90
Western Europe else1 8421 2615811 5281 012516-314-249-65
EU countries in Eastern Europe9 8326 4743 3588 2515 1203 131-1 581-1 354-227
Eastern Europe else2 3129931 3192 0488151 233-264-178-86
North-America and Oceania26015810218711176-73-47-26
Asia27 8323 6394 1937 3593 3434 016-473-296-177
Africa4 2422 5221 7204 2312 4141 817-11-10897
South- and Central-Amerika972422550787346441-185-76-109
 
Per cent
Registered unemployed, total2.83.32.32.32.62.0-0.5-0.7-0.3
Non-immigrant population12.12.61.61.72.01.3-0.4-0.6-0.3
Immigrants, total6.56.66.45.65.45.9-0.9-1.2-0.5
The Nordic countries2.93.52.12.22.71.8-0.7-0.8-0.3
Western Europe else4.04.43.33.33.52.9-0.7-0.9-0.4
EU countries in Eastern Europe7.47.57.16.15.86.4-1.3-1.7-0.7
Eastern Europe else6.15.96.45.34.75.8-0.8-1.2-0.6
North-America and Oceania3.74.03.42.72.82.5-1.0-1.2-0.9
Asia7.06.77.46.35.86.8-0.7-0.9-0.6
Africa10.510.310.79.69.010.3-0.9-1.3-0.4
South- and Central-Amerika6.96.87.15.55.55.6-1.4-1.3-1.5

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
4th quarter 20164th quarter 2017
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
Total78 15421 87056 28464 21517 06347 152
Non-immigrant population48 39015 28433 10637 78611 66826 118
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 068726342968655313
Country group 111074067842955
Country group 22961686275884626258
Immigrants28 6965 86022 83625 4614 74020 721
Country group 1113 3362 51910 81711 0351 8639 172
Country group 2215 3603 34112 01914 4262 87711 549
 
Males total47 94813 19734 75137 7709 93827 832
Non-immigrant population30 9719 66121 31023 3747 09116 283
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents583411172554376178
Country group 11602238471928
Country group 22523389134507357150
Immigrants16 3943 12513 26913 8422 47111 371
Country group 118 8161 3797 4376 9249795 945
Country group 227 5781 7465 8326 9181 4925 426
 
Females total30 2068 67321 53326 4457 12519 320
Non-immigrant population17 4195 62311 79614 4124 5779 835
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents485315170414279135
Country group 11438297141377269108
Country group 22471829371027
Immigrants12 3022 7359 56711 6192 2699 350
Country group 114 5201 1403 3804 1118843 227
Country group 227 7821 5956 1877 5081 3856 123
 
Per cent
Total2.83.32.72.32.52.2
Non-immigrant population2.12.81.91.62.11.5
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.83.83.93.13.03.3
Country group 112.42.82.31.91.91.9
Country group 224.03.84.73.33.13.9
Immigrants total6.56.76.55.65.45.7
Country group 115.75.85.64.64.64.7
Country group 227.57.57.66.76.26.9
 
Menn i alt3.33.93.12.62.82.5
Non-immigrant population2.63.42.31.92.41.8
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total4.04.13.63.43.43.5
Country group 112.52.92.42.02.41.7
Country group 224.24.24.23.73.54.2
Immigrants total6.66.66.65.45.25.5
Country group 116.15.96.14.74.54.8
Country group 227.47.37.46.45.76.6
 
Females total2.32.82.22.02.22.0
Non-immigrant population1.62.11.41.31.71.2
Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total3.63.34.12.82.63.0
Country group 112.32.62.11.81.32.0
Country group 223.83.45.22.92.83.5
Immigrants total6.46.86.35.95.75.9
Country group 115.05.84.84.54.74.4
Country group 227.77.87.77.16.77.2

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
4th quarter 2017Change, all immigrants
Participants, totalNon-immigrant populationImmigrantsCountry group 11Country group 224th quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2017
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 country20 50211 1889 3141 9847 330183
Østfold78946932073247-254
Akershus1 673804869186683-82
Oslo3 1321 0332 0993781 721-121
Hedmark5623412216016116
Oppland65235829458236106
Buskerud1 499749750191559151
Vestfold92962930086214-1
Telemark77348229151240-31
Aust-Agder4232921314487-110
Vest-Agder69239329964235-107
Rogaland2 3771 406971211760118
Hordaland2 3391 388951203748161
Sogn og Fjordane2821461362810849
Møre og Romsdal1 150667483120363122
Sør-Trøndelag1 04264539792305-5
Nord-Trøndelag5143481663013617
Nordland88650937758319131
Troms - Romsa478319159301294
Finnmark - Finnmárku291191100217919
County not stated19..........
 
Per cent
The whole country0.50.31.40.62.00.0
Østfold0.40.30.90.51.2-0.8
Akershus0.40.21.00.41.5-0.1
Oslo0.60.31.30.71.7-0.1
Hedmark0.40.31.40.82.00.0
Oppland0.50.31.90.82.90.6
Buskerud0.70.41.91.02.70.3
Vestfold0.50.41.10.61.6-0.1
Telemark0.60.41.70.72.4-0.3
Aust-Agder0.50.41.20.81.4-1.0
Vest-Agder0.50.31.50.81.9-0.6
Rogaland0.70.51.60.62.60.2
Hordaland0.60.41.60.72.70.2
Sogn og Fjordane0.30.21.40.52.60.5
Møre og Romsdal0.60.41.80.83.30.4
Sør-Trøndelag0.40.31.20.61.8-0.1
Nord-Trøndelag0.50.41.80.72.60.1
Nordland0.50.32.00.73.10.7
Troms - Romsa0.40.31.00.41.70.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku0.50.41.10.51.80.2

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
4th quarter 20164th quarter 2017Change last twelve months
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales4th quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2017
Both sexesMalesFemales
1Non-residents included.
2Turkey is included.
Absolute figures
Participants, total20 33110 5739 75820 50210 7729 730171199-28
Non-immigrant population111 2006 9124 28811 1886 8584 330-12-5442
Immigrants, total9 1313 6615 4709 3143 9145 400183253-70
The Nordic countries24313111221111497-32-17-15
Western Europe else395208187352204148-43-4-39
EU countries in Eastern Europe1 4684371 0311 350436914-118-1-117
Eastern Europe else863280583795239556-68-41-27
North-America and Oceania51312072383421714
Asia23 4161 2402 1763 6621 4202 24224618066
Africa2 3301 2261 1042 5261 3571 16919613165
South- and Central-Amerika365108257346106240-19-2-17
 
Per cent
Participants, total0.50.50.50.50.50.50.00.00.0
Non-immigrant population10.30.40.30.30.40.30.00.00.0
Immigrants, total1.41.11.81.41.11.70.00.0-0.1
The Nordic countries0.40.40.40.30.40.3-0.10.0-0.1
Western Europe else0.60.60.70.50.50.6-0.1-0.1-0.1
EU countries in Eastern Europe0.90.41.60.80.41.4-0.10.0-0.2
Eastern Europe else1.61.21.91.51.01.8-0.1-0.2-0.1
North-America and Oceania0.50.60.40.70.70.60.20.10.2
Asia21.81.42.11.81.52.10.00.10.0
Africa2.92.83.13.13.03.20.20.20.1
South- and Central-Amerika1.81.32.11.71.22.0-0.1-0.1-0.1

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
4th quarter 2017Change, all immigrants
TotalNon-immigrant populationImmigrantsCountry group 11Country group 224th quarter 2016 - 4th quarter 2017
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 country64 21538 75425 46111 03514 426-3 235
Østfold3 9002 2601 6405251 1159
Akershus6 2123 3442 8681 3011 567-95
Oslo9 3663 9965 3701 5903 780-528
Hedmark1 7241 249475198277-1
Oppland1 478999479179300-53
Buskerud3 2011 7801 421643778-153
Vestfold3 4102 1901 220550670-78
Telemark1 9411 312629216413-54
Aust-Agder1 6871 168519266253-59
Vest-Agder2 4701 586884353531-108
Rogaland7 9174 6593 2581 7391 519-1 111
Hordaland7 3694 8072 5621 3951 167-470
Sogn og Fjordane783507276151125-6
Møre og Romsdal3 3152 2201 095666429-232
Sør-Trøndelag3 1602 0561 104481623-77
Nord-Trøndelag1 285956329147182-50
Nordland2 2431 658585273312-151
Troms - Romsa1 3891 016373170203-39
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 05768337419218221
County not stated308..........
 
Per cent
The whole country2.31.75.64.66.7-0.9
Østfold2.71.97.34.89.7-0.4
Akershus1.91.34.43.85.1-0.5
Oslo2.51.55.23.66.4-0.6
Hedmark1.81.44.83.56.5-0.3
Oppland1.51.24.83.36.6-0.8
Buskerud2.21.55.24.36.4-0.9
Vestfold2.72.06.75.28.8-0.8
Telemark2.31.76.24.57.9-0.9
Aust-Agder3.02.37.66.98.3-0.9
Vest-Agder2.61.97.16.18.1-1.2
Rogaland3.12.27.56.88.5-2.4
Hordaland2.62.06.45.97.0-1.3
Sogn og Fjordane1.31.04.03.25.6-0.1
Møre og Romsdal2.41.85.95.56.6-1.3
Sør-Trøndelag1.81.45.04.06.3-0.7
Nord-Trøndelag1.81.55.64.76.6-1.2
Nordland1.81.54.64.15.1-1.5
Troms - Romsa1.51.33.42.84.1-0.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku2.72.06.05.86.20.2

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

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market 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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