The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) is predicting that 70,000 new jobs will be created this year and the next. The reason is the very strong economic growth in Norway.
Most of the new jobs will be found in the health and social services, in building and construction, in oil related industry, and in the hotel and restaurant business, NAV predicts.
The previously expected increase in the nation's unemployment has therefore been cancelled, NAV says. Instead NAV now predicts a decline in unemployment from last year till this year.