Norway Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Norway unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.99%, a 0.57% increase from 2020.
  • Norway unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.42%, a 0.73% increase from 2019.
  • Norway unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.69%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Norway unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.80%, a 0.36% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Norway Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.99% 0.57%
2020 4.42% 0.73%
2019 3.69% -0.11%
2018 3.80% -0.36%
2017 4.16% -0.52%
2016 4.68% 0.38%
2015 4.30% 0.82%
2014 3.48% 0.06%
2013 3.42% 0.30%
2012 3.12% -0.09%
2011 3.21% -0.31%
2010 3.52% 0.42%
2009 3.10% 0.55%
2008 2.55% 0.06%
2007 2.49% -0.91%
2006 3.40% -0.98%
2005 4.38% 0.12%
2004 4.26% 0.04%
2003 4.22% 0.20%
2002 4.02% 0.28%
2001 3.74% 0.28%
2000 3.46% 0.21%
1999 3.25% -0.49%
1998 3.74% -0.95%
1997 4.69% -0.35%
1996 5.04% -1.27%
1995 6.31% 0.96%
1994 5.35% -0.62%
1993 5.97% 0.06%
1992 5.91% 0.50%
1991 5.41% 0.50%