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Key figures: Many new jobs for the unemployed

Unemployment continues to fall. If you are unemployed, the conditions for finding a job are exceptionally good right now, says the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Figures from Statistics Denmark show that there were 1,800 fewer people without jobs in December than in the previous month. Unemployment has thereby fallen to 113,000, which is equivalent to 4.2 per cent.

“The many new jobs in the private sector create job opportunities for the unemployed. It is especially positive that 1,8000 more people without jobs are now in employment,” says Deputy Director Steen Nielsen, the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI).

“Many of the previously unemployed who have now found work are refugees who receive integration benefits. Today, refugees receive much better help to find work. This is thanks to a more targeted effort in the municipalities and the new Basic Integration Education programme,” says Deputy Director Steen Nielsen, DI.

“The 4.2 per cent unemployment rate at the end of last year was precisely the same level as in December 2016. However, the calculation method was changed in 2017, so the figures are probably not quite comparable,” says Deputy Director Steen Nielsen, DI.

“By far the majority of those who are unemployed are only out of work for a shorter period. That is because the conditions for finding a job are exceptionally good right now,” says Deputy Director Steen Nielsen, DI.

The 4.2 per cent unemployment rate at the end of last year was precisely the same level as in December 2016.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEN NIELSEN, DI
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PUBLISHED: 2/7/2018 LAST MODIFIED: 2/7/2018