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Calmfors appointed to Norwegian labor market committee


Lars Calmfors, IFN, has been appointed by the Norwegian Government to to be part of an expert group to study the labor market. The chairman of the group is Professor Steinar Holden. "Compared with other Nordic countries, Norway has had a rather poor development in terms of employment rates," explains Lars Calmfors. Employment has fallen in recent years, especially among men and youth, explains the Norwegian government in a press release. "It is important that we get facts on the table and that experts review what we know about what works and does not work in the labor market," says Labor and Social Affairs Minister Anniken Hauglie.

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