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Fast Comment Finland — Strong labour market improvement is behind us – stabilisation ahead

  1. Unemployment rate (SA) remained at 6.6 percent in May
  2. Employment rate edged up to 72.6 percent
  3. We expect the unemployment rate to bottom out in 2019-20

Janne Ronkanen, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Labour market figures and retail spending

  1. Unemployment trending lower on the back of still-solid employment growth
  2. Retail sales probably declined in May...
  3. ...but owing to a solid gain in April, the trend is still positive

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — No signs of confidence for labour market developments; June sentiment survey and May unemployment report

  1. Broad deterioration in sentiment, as manufacturing follows global climate downward
  2. Weakening leading indicators for employment
  3. Unemployment may already have bottomed out, trending above our forecast for 2019

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

UK Comment — UK labour market remarkably resilient despite Brexit

  1. Unemployment unchanged and wage growth slightly stronger in April
  2. Economic activity is easing, GDP and IP numbers worse than expected
  3. Brexit will eventually increase unemployment, we believe

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway |

Fast Comment US — Employment growth shifting down and weak wage growth

  1. Weak payrolls – US economy adds only 75,000 jobs in May
  2. Moderate wage growth – we do not expect wage growth to rise much further in this business cycle
  3. Will the Fed cut rates this year?

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Norway — Registered unemployment rate up from 2.2 percent to 2.3 percent in May; now in line with Norges Bank's projection

  1. Registered unemployment increased by 500 people (s.a.) in May
  2. That tipped the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 2.2 percent to 2.3 percent
  3. Overall labour market developments in line with Norges Bank's expectation

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist |