March 17, 2020 / 1:27 PM / 16 days ago

Norwegian registered unemployment jumps due to coronavirus

OSLO, March 17 (Reuters) - Registered unemployment rose to 5.3% on Tuesday from 2.3% at the end of February, data from Norway’s Labour and Welfare Agency (NAV) showed.

“The Norwegian economy and the Norwegian labour market are in a very challenging time ... NAV expects that unemployment will continue to rise,” NAV chief Sigrun Vaageng said in a statement. (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche)

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