Decline in jobless in Norway

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The number of registered unemployed Norwegians went down in May, online newspaper E24 reports.

Last month there were 70,900 people registered as fully unemployed at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) — 1,900 fewer than before, E24 wrote.

The proportion of unemployed is now 2.6 percent of the workforce, compared with 2.9 percent in May last year, a report from NAV said.

“There is a clear improvement in the Norwegian labor market. This is in line with other figures we have,” Erik Bruce, chief analyst at Nordea financial group, told E24.

He pointed out that the national accounts showed rising employment.

Since the beginning of the year, unemployment has fallen by about 1,000 people on average per month.

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