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Immigrant unemployment down. Employment prospects for Norway’s immigrants have improved in the last year, latest figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show. 7 percent were out of a job by the end of Q3 2011, a decrease of 0.8 percent on the same period last year. The biggest decline was amongst men from Eastern European countries within the EU. “The figures correlate with Norway’s general economic trends, but the decrease is largest in the traditionally male-dominated construction and industry sectors,” Bjørn Olsen, SSB Advisor, Labour Market Statistics, tells The Foreigner.

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Immigrant unemployment down

Published on Wednesday, 9th November, 2011 at 11:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Employment prospects for Norway’s immigrants have improved in the last year, latest figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show.

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7 percent were out of a job by the end of Q3 2011, a decrease of 0.8 percent on the same period last year. The biggest decline was amongst men from Eastern European countries within the EU.

“The figures correlate with Norway’s general economic trends, but the decrease is largest in the traditionally male-dominated construction and industry sectors,” Bjørn Olsen, SSB Advisor, Labour Market Statistics, tells The Foreigner.

The level of immigrant unemployment amongst women has remained practically unaltered, but “there has been a slight increase in the public sector, staffed mainly by women,” according to Mr Olsen.

6.6 percent of immigrant men in general are now unemployed, whilst the number of jobless women is 7.6 percent.

Immigrants from Africa still have the highest rate of unemployment at 14.4 percent, whilst those without a job from Asian countries represent 9.1 percent.

The SSB writes, “The high level of unemployment among Africans is partly due to the dominance of refugees within this group. African immigrants have for several years had the highest registered unemployment rate irrespective of the economic cycles.”

(Immigrants are defined as being born abroad by foreign-born parents, and they are all registered as residents in Norway. Among the registered unemployed, some non-registered residents are also included. These people are settled abroad and are expected to stay in Norway less than six months. This group is not included among the immigrants but is a part of the rest of the population. The unemployment figures are based on the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation’s register of jobseekers and are calculated as a fraction of the labour force. Norwegian-born to immigrant parents (previously referred to as “descendants”) are not counted as immigrants. Source: SSB)




Published on Wednesday, 9th November, 2011 at 11:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayimmigrantunemployment, jobsinnorwayforimmigrants.





  
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