More in employment, figures show

Increase is encouraging for economy, according to expert

Employment in Denmark is at its highest level since November 2009, Børsen reports. September figures revealed there were 3,400 more people in employment than in August – an increase of 0.1 percent.

“Today’s figures are a huge relief and show the Danish work market is on the right tracks,” Erik Bjørsted, a chief analyst at the labour group Arbejderbevægelsens Erhvervsråd, said.

Today's figures follow a report released yesterday that showed that gross unemployment has been at more or less the same level for the past year. Nevertheless, the new figures show that, despite this, there are more people in work.

“The reason that unemployment is largely unchanged at the same time that employment has increased is that the workforce has grown,” explained Bjørsted.

The total number of people employed in the country is 2,579,400. The new jobs have principally been created in the private sector and in public companies. There has been a much smaller increase in the public sector.