Employment continues to rise

Job numbers up for 21 consecutive months

March 27th, 2015 3:11 pm| by admin
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Some 3,500 new jobs were created in January, according to numbers from Danmarks Statistik. The rise marked the 21st straight month that employment had improved in Denmark.

“Employment numbers have risen continuously and over 50,000 jobs have been created since April 2013,” Mette Hørdum Larsen, an economist at labour confederation LO, told DR Nyheder. “The Danish economy is recovering, growth is increasing, and there is the prospect of more people leaving the unemployment queue this year.” 

Private sector booming
The greatest number of jobs were created by the private sector, but some public sector jobs have also come online.

“Most of the increase occurred in the private sector where close to 3,000 new jobs each month have been created over the past year,” said Larsen. “It is a positive development that 2,000 jobs have also been added to the private sector.”

READ MORE: More in employment, figures show

A total of 2,590,900 people held a salaried position at the end of January, according to the numbers from Danmarks Statistik.  That includes both full and part-time employees, whether they reside in or outside Denmark

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