All interviews with jobcenters and unemployment funds have been suspended as a result of the corona virus. Read what this means for you, when you are unemployed.

National measures mean that all jobcenters and many unemployment insurance funds will shut down temporarily. In this context, the Ministry of Employment has decided that active employment efforts will be suspended during this period.

The suspension of employment efforts means that all planned interviews at jobcenters and unemployment insurance funds are cancelled, activation offers are put on hold and no new offers will be initiated. This also means that unemployed persons do not have to meet the requirements of availability to the labour market.

The Ministry of Employment has decided that unemployed persons can continue receiving unemployment benefits, even though the employment effort is temporarily suspended.

This is what it means to you when unemployed
The decision to suspend the employment efforts temporarily means that, during this period, the unemployed:

  • are not required to participate in interviews at the jobcenter or the unemployment fund. If you have already been summoned for an interview at the unemployment fund, you are not required to show up for the interview.
  • are not required to be active job seekers, including not having to register job searches in the Joblog
  • are not required to participate in offers or other activities listed in "My Plan"
  • in order to receive benefits, you must continue to submit your benefit cards as usual

If you become unemployed
If you become unemployed, you must fill out an unemployment statement through Medlemsportalen, our self-service solution and make sure to register as unemployed at the jobcenter at

You can only receive unemployment benefits from the day you have registered as unemployed at the jobcenter.

If you are included in an allocation of labour
If you are included in an allocation of labour, you may receive supplementary benefits, if a number of conditions are met.

The jobcenter must be notified of the allocation of labour at the time it enters into force, at the latest.

Requirements for the allocation of labour
The allocation of labour must cover either a company as a whole, a company department or a specific production unit in the company.

The allocation of labour must be agreed to by collective bargaining agreement or by any other collective agreement reregarding the temporary reduction of working hours in order to avoid redundancies.

The allocation of labour must include the possibility that you can quit without notice to take over other work with longer working hours.

Requirements for working hours
Working hours must either be reduced by at least 2 full days per week or by 1 week of full-time work followed by 1 week of unemployment.

The distribution can also be organised with 2 weeks of full-time work followed by 1 week's unemployment or with 2 weeks of full-time work followed by 2 weeks of unemployment.

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