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08517: Unemployed persons, by age and sex 1972 - 2021

Håvard Hungnes Lien, Statistics Norway
+47 40 90 26 06
Erik Herstad Horgen, Statistics Norway
+47 930 86 862
2022-01-27 08:00
Unemployed (1 000 persons):
1 000 persons
Unemployed (per cent):
per cent
Unemployed (1 000 persons):
Continuous survey
Unemployed (per cent):
Continuous survey
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From 2018, a new estimation method has been applied, the figures have been revised back to 2006. For more information, see separate article . A major restructuring of the LFS was carried out from January 2021, see About the statistics for more information. Consequently, the number of persons aged 15-74 was reduced by 26 700 in the new LFS. The restructuring also led to a break in the number of employed persons calculated to 21 900 and a break in the number of unemployed persons calculated to 5 400 (both estimates, the last one not significant). The number of perosn outside the labour force was redused by 54 000. The use of proxy interviewing ceased in 2021. This change seem to have given a break in some variables among young people.