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Fast Comment Norway — Survey unemployment much lower than expected; another sharp decline in labour participation

  1. LFS unemployment at 4.2 percent in January, down from 4.4 percent in December
  2. Much lower than expected; our and consensus estimate was 4.5 percent
  3. Unemployment pulled down again by a sharp decline in labour force participation

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Finland — Unemployment rate 8.7 percent in February

  1. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points y-o-y
  2. Only slight improvements during the year
  3. The government's employment rate target looks challenging

Janne Ronkanen, Economist | jaro06@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Unemployment in February broadly in line with expectations

  1. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February.: 6.9 percent (6.9 in January)
  2. Actual unemployment rate in February: 7.4 percent (7.3 in January)

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

UK Comment — Labour market still strong, but wage growth disappoints

  1. Unemployment rate down to 4.7% (consensus: 4.8%), wage growth down to 2.2% (consensus: 2.4%)
  2. Wage growth to stay subdued

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Registered unemployment in line with expectations at 3.1% in February

  1. Registered unemployment down to 3.1% in February, in line with expectations
  2. Unemployment on the low side of Norges Bank's expectation, but for the wrong reasons

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

EMU Comment — Headline inflation back to 2%, but core inflation stable

  1. Inflation rose to 2 percent
  2. Stable core inflation, but unemployment still falling
  3. Is the ECB becoming more balanced?

Rasmus Gudum-Sessingø, Economist | ragu02@handelsbanken.dk