Denmark - Unemployment

Denmark: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IDNK
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.08 %
Data Dec 2019 104,283
Nov 2019 104,362

Series Information

Source Statistics Denmark
Release Registered Unemployment
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2007
End Date 12/31/2019

Denmark: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2019 Q4 2,951 2,935 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2019 Q4 2,798 2,785 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Total Employment 2019 Q4 2,798 2,785 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Unemployment Dec 2019 104,283 104,362 #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Dec 2019 3.7 3.7 % of Labor Force, SA Monthly
Primary Industries Employment 2019 Q3 68,256 68,296 #, SA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2019 Q3 294,997 293,043 Mil. DKK, SA Quarterly
Secondary Industries Employment 2017 571,618 563,845 # Annual
Tertiary Industries Employment 2017 2,391,884 2,384,010 # Annual
Agriculture Employment 2016 76,578 73,196 # Annual

Release Information

The unemployment statistics monitors the structure and trends in the unemployed population and the causes of unemployment. The statistics are compiled on the basis of registers.

The statistics comprise all unemployed persons ages 16 to 64 insured against unemployment and non-insured persons included in the visitation category 1 and 3 (= available for work), who are claiming cash benefits under the Danish Social Assistance Act and who fulfill the international definition of unemployment. The gross unemployed population is defined as the sum of the registered (net-) unemployed population and persons in activation programs and who are, at the same time, considered to be available for work.

The data sources of the statistics are: The Register for Labour Market (RAM) and direct data reports from the municipalities/STAR concerning the match/visitation category and the scope of activation of recipients claiming social assistance. The statistics on the registered number of net unemployed have been compiled by Statistics Denmark since 1979.

Statistics Denmark revises published figures in accordance with the Revision Policy for Statistics Denmark. The common procedures and principles of the Revision Policy are for some statistics supplemented by a specific revision practice. The revision practice in this cases states, the definition of this time series is that the final actual unemployment figures are combined (they are all at least 6 months old) with the grossed-up provisional actual unemployment figures for the most recent months.