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

  1. LFS unemployment at 4.4 percent in December, down from 4.7 percent in Nov
  2. Much lower than expected; we and consensus had 4.7 percent
  3. Unemployment rate pulled down by a sharp decline in labour force participation

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Finland — Unemployment rate 8.6 percent in January

  1. Unemployment rate 8.6 percent in January
  2. Employment improved only slightly
  3. Manufacturing and construction jobs lifting employment

Janne Ronkanen, Economist | jaro06@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Flat unemployment rate at the start of the year

  1. SA unemployment rate in January at 6.8 percent
  2. Minor January forecast errors
  3. Limits to how low the unemployment rate will go

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

UK Comment — Unemployment surprisingly low, but wage growth disappoints

  1. Unemployment rate holds steady, at 4.8%; claims fall sharply
  2. Wage growth lower than expected in January, at 2.6%, down from 2.7% in December

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

Fast Comment US — The unemployment rate increased slightly in January

  1. January payrolls were stronger than expected
  2. Hourly earnings were weaker-than-expected
  3. Low productivity and economic overheating likely to curb growth

Petter Lundvik, Economist | pelu16@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Unchanged unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in January, but a significant fall in gross unemployment

  1. Registered unemployment at 3.2 percent (unadjusted) in January
  2. Lower than expected by Norges Bank, but the deviation is still small

Halfdan Grangård, Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no