Norway Unemployment Rate

1989 - 2022 | Monthly | % | Statistics Norway

Key information about Norway Unemployment Rate

  • Norway Unemployment Rate remained the same at 3.20% in May 2022, from the previously reported figure of 3.20% in Apr 2022.
  • Norway Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Jan 1989 to May 2022, with an average rate of 4.00%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 6.80% in Sep 1993 and a record low of 2.50% in Nov 2007.
  • The data is reported by reported by Statistics Norway.
  • In the latest reports, Norway Population reached 5.37 million people in Dec 2019.


View Norway's Unemployment Rate from Jan 1989 to May 2022 in the chart:

Norway Unemployment Rate

What was Norway's Unemployment Rate in May 2022?

Norway Unemployment Rate remained the same at 3.20% in May 2022, from the previously reported figure of 3.20% in Apr 2022. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
3.20 May 2022 3.20 Apr 2022 2.50 Nov 2007 6.80 Sep 1993 % monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 3.50 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - Jun 2022
Austria (%) 4.27 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jun 2022
Belgium (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 9.30 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 4.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Chile (%) 7.81 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
China (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 7.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 5.10 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.49 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.05 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Jun 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.00 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) 6.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 May 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - May 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 4.70 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - Jun 2022
Hungary (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Iceland (%) 3.40 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Israel (%) 3.31 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jun 2022
Italy (%) 8.12 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jun 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 5.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.66 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.70 Jun 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.33 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 11.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.30 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 3.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 6.78 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.30 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.10 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.28 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 12.48 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 14.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 33,836.339 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 50,604.722 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 35.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 203,080.5 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 43.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NOK bn) 2,499.145 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NOK bn) 2,343.163 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (NOK bn) 2,606.150 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
General Govt Taxes: GS: Value Added Tax (NOK mn) 338,000.000 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.069 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 8,972.1 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 18,290.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - May 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 77.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jun 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,269,936.329 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 549,563.055 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 280,320.737 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 9,144.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jun 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 20.1 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1977 - Jun 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,660,589.240 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 695,675.854 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 470.267 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 455.383 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1963 - Jun 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 226.644 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 1977 - Jun 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,075.525 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1963 - Jun 2022
Exports (NOK mn) 176,601.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - Jun 2022
Exports: Crude Oil (NOK mn) 43,186.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1974 - Jun 2022
Imports (NOK mn) 89,143.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jun 2022
Exports: Sweden (NOK th) 13,922,661.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: Germany (NOK th) 48,997,609.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: United Kingdom (NOK th) 32,405,712.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: Netherlands (NOK th) 10,757,103.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: France (NOK th) 14,849,006.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: 1-Digit: Manufactured Goods (NOK th) 13,017,508.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: 1-Digit: Food and Live Animals (NOK th) 12,860,537.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: 1-Digit: Mineral Fuels and Lubricants (NOK th) 129,386,241.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: 1-Digit: Chemical and Related Product (NOK th) 6,965,656.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Exports: 1-Digit: Machinery and Transport Equipment (NOK th) 7,791,711.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -1,792.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 38,555.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 26.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,512.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 3,294.734 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -3.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 3,297.900 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 737,812.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 154.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 300,901.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 58.6 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Total Debt: % of GDP (%) 587.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 61.533 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 1,252,250.791 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Assets: Other Investments (NOK mn) 365,175.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Liabilities: Other Investments (NOK mn) 136,202.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Assets: Reserve Assets (NOK mn) -2,707.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: BI: Net Compensation of Employees and Investment Income (NOK mn) 47,793.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (NOK mn) -15,857.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Liabilities: Direct Investment (DI) (NOK mn) -30,582.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account Balance (NOK mn) 341,055.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Foreign Assets (NOK mn) 497,860.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Liabilities (NOK mn) 178,728.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: BI: Net Current Transfers (NOK mn) -9,693.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Assets: Portfolio Investment (PI) (NOK mn) 151,249.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Foreign Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PI) (NOK mn) 29,145.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
IIP: Foreign Assets (NOK mn) 20,086,254.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
IIP: Foreign Liabilities (NOK mn) 8,770,790.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Gross External Debt (NOK mn) 6,462,276.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Gross Debt: External Loan Debt: General Public (NOK mn) 1,222,575.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Dec 2015 - Dec 2018
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock (NOK mn) 1,448,712.000 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Equity Capital: Sweden (NOK mn) 238,425.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Equity Capital: Netherlands (NOK mn) 229,558.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Equity Capital (NOK mn) 1,701,383.000 2017 yearly 2004 - 2017
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Equity Capital: Singapore (NOK mn) 92,627.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Equity Capital: Belgium (NOK mn) 7,900.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Equity Capital: Africa (NOK mn) 17,817.000 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
No of Bankruptcies: SIC 2007 (Unit) 938.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
No of New Registered Enterprises (Unit) 19,201.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 96.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 295,914.866 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1992 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 315,986.859 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1992 - Jun 2022
M2 Growth (%) 8.9 May 2022 monthly Dec 1993 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 0.3 Jul 2022 monthly Oct 2011 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 70,287.1 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 13.941 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1959 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 504,733.193 May 2022 monthly May 2009 - May 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.3 May 2022 monthly May 2010 - May 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 724,674.1 May 2022 monthly Dec 1985 - May 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 4.9 May 2022 monthly Dec 1986 - May 2022
Debt Service Ratio: Households (%) 14.300 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 26.500 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 465.638 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 1,119.184 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1953 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 496,569.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 822,397.502 Mar 2022 monthly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 7.18 Mar 2022 monthly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 124.65 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M3: M2: M1 (NOK mn) 2,833,493.000 May 2022 monthly Dec 1992 - May 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M3: sa (NOK mn) 3,054,000.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - May 2022
Monetary Aggregates: Base Money (NOK mn) 64,465.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1900 - May 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M3 (NOK mn) 3,033,829.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - May 2022
Official Reserve Assets: FR: Foreign Currency (FC) (NOK mn) 639,597.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Official Reserve Assets (NOK mn) 763,439.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Bank Deposits: Households (NOK mn) 1,255,207.000 Jan 2019 monthly Dec 1989 - Jan 2019
Bank Deposits (NOK mn) 4,724,656.000 May 2022 monthly May 2009 - May 2022
Loans: Banks (NOK mn) 4,339,781.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Non Performing Loans Ratio: Enterprises (%) 0.700 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -9.3 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Jun 2022
Purchasing Manager Index: sa (NA) 56.310 Feb 2019 monthly Feb 2004 - Feb 2019

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