Lowest Youth Unemployment in Norway

Norway has been the best in the Nordic region with 9 percent youth unemployment rate in age group under 25, while Sweden is the worst with 29 percent employment level for the same group.

On the other hand, youth unemployment has risen sharply in all the Nordic countries. Sweden in the first quarter of 2010 is at the top with 29 percent, Finland with 27 percent, Iceland with 16 per cent, Denmark with 13 percent and Norway at the bottom with 9 percent.

The new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers compare for the first time the rising youth unemployment in the Nordic countries. The report concludes that the employment and training must be coordinated much better if the curve is to be broken. The report will be presented at a Nordic conference on youth unemployment in Copenhagen on October 8.

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