Unemployment rate

This indicator shows the unemployment rate in the Nordic region. The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons between the age of 15-64 in per cent of the total labour force aged 15-64. Unemployed persons are persons out of work who are available to start working within two weeks and are actively seeking a job. The labour force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. The unemployment rate is available as a total or separately for men and women. Data covers Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland, as well as the European Union (EU28) and the Euro Area (EA19). Figures may not add up because of rounding. For more information on Nordic Statistics: https://www.nordicstatistics.org


Keywords: unemployed, unemployment, unemployment rate, labour force, labour market