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Unemployment in Denmark is now up at 2.5 percent. Archive photo.
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Unemployment in Denmark is now up at 2.5 percent. Archive photo.

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Unemployment rising

Unemployment is rising in Denmark, with 70,000 out of a job in February.

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From January to February 2009, unemployment in Denmark rose by 5,500 people in seasonally corrected figures with a total of 69,800 people or 2.5 percent of the labour force out of work, according to the latest figures from Statistics Denmark.

At the same time, the number of unemployed, including those ready to join the labour force after activation activities, has reached 106,300 in actual numbers – an increase of 26 percent since February 2008.

According to Statistics Denmark there were 54,800 unemployed in November 2008. In the past three months a further 15,000 people have become unemployed giving an average increase of 5,000 per month.

Statistics Denmark says that all parts of Denmark have experienced increased unemployment, although there are variations in intensity in the various regions. Western and Southern Jutland have experienced a 50 percent increase, Bornholm 13 percent and Copenhagen 14 percent.

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