March 24, 2020 / 1:08 PM / 9 days ago

Norwegian unemployment doubles in just one week to 10.9% amid virus outbreak

OSLO, March 24 (Reuters) - Norwegian unemployment has risen five-fold this month as companies announced mass layoffs and shutdowns amid efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s labour agency said on Tuesday.

Registered unemployment rose to a post-World War Two high of 10.9%, up from 5.3% a week ago and just 2.3% at the end of February, data from Norway’s Labour and Welfare Agency (NAV) showed. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)

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