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Fewer employed in Rogaland
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The statistics provide the number of employees by counties in the public administration and private sector (including public enterprises). From the 4th quarter of 2015 to the 4th quarter of 2016, the share of the population in employment decreased by 0.5 percentage points.

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StatBank table 07984 were corrected at 10:45 am on 22 March 2017. The StatBank tables 03877, 11425, 09315, 09316, 03333 and 07983 are currently unavailable pending necessary efforts to anonymize certain figures.

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2.2 %

decrease in employed persons in the county of Rogaland

Employed persons 15-74 years, by county of work. Person and per cent1
PersonsPer cent
20162015 - 20162015 - 2016
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country2 591 9034 1990.2
Østfold116 6237500.6
Akershus266 7593 1781.2
Oslo457 1775 7981.3
Hedmark85 959-205-0.2
Oppland86 9421570.2
Buskerud124 5921 2241.0
Vestfold105 0345100.5
Telemark74 2513660.5
Aust-Agder47 406740.2
Vest-Agder85 824-1 040-1.2
Rogaland231 817-5 265-2.2
Hordaland251 894-1 799-0.7
Sogn og Fjordane54 1443750.7
Møre og Romsdal126 813-889-0.7
Sør-Trøndelag163 0521 2860.8
Nord-Trøndelag62 0533110.5
Nordland114 9771 0370.9
Troms - Romsa83 4598941.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku36 8682720.7

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Table 1 
Population and employed persons 15-74 years, by sex and county of residence

Population and employed persons 15-74 years, by sex and county of residence1
PopulationEmployed persons
20152016201520162015 - 20162015 - 2016
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country3 913 6443 948 9342 587 7042 591 9034 1990.2
Males1 997 9532 015 7361 362 7571 362 587-1700.0
Females1 915 6911 933 1981 224 9471 229 3164 3690.4
 
01 Østfold217 149219 916132 180133 3171 1370.9
Males109 808111 33469 87570 6667911.1
Females107 341108 58262 30562 6513460.6
 
02 Akershus438 944446 530298 538302 7934 2551.4
Males221 711225 703155 947158 3582 4111.5
Females217 233220 827142 591144 4351 8441.3
 
03 Oslo512 860519 465346 578351 0264 4481.3
Males258 658261 626179 482181 6122 1301.2
Females254 202257 839167 096169 4142 3181.4
 
04 Hedmark146 760147 38692 85492 872180.0
Males74 37374 55848 94848 925-230.0
Females72 38772 82843 90643 947410.1
 
05 Oppland141 918142 27693 69093 115-575-0.6
Males72 31172 45749 61549 286-329-0.7
Females69 60769 81944 07543 829-246-0.6
 
06 Buskerud207 962209 748136 880137 7398590.6
Males105 770106 76272 53472 9674330.6
Females102 192102 98664 34664 7724260.7
 
07 Vestfold183 214185 033115 813116 5086950.6
Males92 16093 08660 58160 9273460.6
Females91 05491 94755 23255 5813490.6
 
08 Telemark129 828130 42080 52980 562330.0
Males65 86266 15342 15442 144-100.0
Females63 96664 26738 37538 418430.1
 
09 Aust-Agder86 38787 08052 98252 718-264-0.5
Males44 03344 45627 69427 587-107-0.4
Females42 35442 62425 28825 131-157-0.6
 
10 Vest-Agder135 409136 21087 22086 410-810-0.9
Males68 88969 37245 99845 327-671-1.5
Females66 52066 83841 22241 083-139-0.3
 
11 Rogaland348 896350 389238 685233 722-4 963-2.1
Males180 116180 765126 794123 307-3 487-2.8
Females168 780169 624111 891110 415-1 476-1.3
 
12 Hordaland385 500388 323259 580257 744-1 836-0.7
Males198 476199 846137 651135 526-2 125-1.5
Females187 024188 477121 929122 2182890.2
 
14 Sogn og Fjordane80 19080 90056 07755 999-78-0.1
Males41 72342 15729 74329 696-47-0.2
Females38 46738 74326 33426 303-31-0.1
 
15 Møre og Romsdal196 673197 616132 445131 176-1 269-1.0
Males102 389102 72571 20570 035-1 170-1.6
Females94 28494 89161 24061 141-99-0.2
 
16 Sør-Trøndelag237 215240 509159 638160 8371 1990.8
Males122 019123 82984 54685 3768301.0
Females115 196116 68075 09275 4613690.5
 
17 Nord-Trøndelag100 692101 33166 02066 3233030.5
Males51 44151 81334 84035 1493090.9
Females49 25149 51831 18031 174-60.0
 
18 Nordland181 202181 852117 047117 4323850.3
Males93 25093 63461 56361 7762130.3
Females87 95288 21855 48455 6561720.3
 
19 Troms - Romsa124 909125 77983 67684 0723960.5
Males64 47264 88844 00244 2072050.5
Females60 43760 89139 67439 8651910.5
 
20 Finnmark - Finnmárku57 93658 17137 27237 5382660.7
Males30 49230 57219 58519 7161310.7
Females27 44427 59917 68717 8221350.8

Table 2 
Employed persons 15-74 years, by age and county of residence. Per cent of population

Employed persons 15-74 years, by age and county of residence. Per cent of population1
15-74 years15-19 years20-24 years25-39 years40-54 years55-66 years67-74 years
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country
201566.133.661.778.081.866.618.9
201665.633.261.677.981.666.217.7
01 Østfold
201560.929.661.074.877.059.316.0
201660.629.461.174.777.059.215.4
02 Akershus
201568.031.460.679.284.870.519.3
201667.831.660.879.384.770.517.8
03 Oslo
201567.624.462.578.677.364.819.9
201667.624.462.579.077.664.718.3
04 Hedmark
201563.332.961.977.380.364.219.7
201663.031.962.377.680.564.318.5
05 Oppland
201566.036.563.679.283.167.221.6
201665.436.763.679.083.066.919.8
06 Buskerud
201565.832.562.177.282.067.320.0
201665.733.063.377.882.067.118.3
07 Vestfold
201563.234.557.175.480.163.817.4
201663.035.358.375.679.863.616.5
08 Telemark
201562.032.457.673.779.763.518.3
201661.832.857.774.679.563.216.6
09 Aust-Agder
201561.334.356.172.977.962.317.5
201660.533.956.372.377.261.116.5
10 Vest-Agder
201564.435.460.075.480.165.718.5
201663.433.959.974.879.564.317.1
11 Rogaland
201568.438.362.879.183.168.618.2
201666.735.961.777.681.766.917.0
12 Hordaland
201567.334.062.978.783.068.917.5
201666.432.662.478.182.367.816.5
14 Sogn og Fjordane
201569.940.060.781.287.874.625.8
201669.239.459.881.087.474.623.9
15 Møre og Romsdal
201567.337.460.579.584.570.219.9
201666.436.060.178.784.069.419.0
16 Sør-Trøndelag
201567.332.861.479.684.268.017.3
201666.932.260.779.384.267.616.4
17 Nord-Trøndelag
201565.636.064.177.984.067.519.0
201665.536.964.178.484.167.118.0
18 Nordland
201564.636.563.277.482.964.317.6
201664.636.963.578.082.864.417.1
19 Troms - Romsa
201567.038.166.879.082.965.320.9
201666.838.467.179.382.865.419.7
20 Finnmark - Finnmárku
201564.338.062.976.180.861.020.0
201664.539.464.377.180.861.018.9

Table 3 
Average age among employed persons 15-74 years, by county of residence and sex

Average age among employed persons 15-74 years, by county of residence and sex1
County of residence Sex20152016
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country41.941.9
Males42.242.2
Females41.541.5
 
01 Østfold42.642.6
Males42.942.9
Females42.242.2
 
02 Akershus42.842.8
Males43.243.1
Females42.442.4
 
03 Oslo39.539.5
Males39.939.9
Females39.139.0
 
04 Hedmark43.543.5
Males43.943.7
Females43.143.2
 
05 Oppland43.343.2
Males43.643.5
Females43.042.9
 
06 Buskerud42.842.7
Males43.142.9
Females42.542.4
 
07 Vestfold42.942.8
Males43.143.0
Females42.642.6
 
08 Telemark43.243.1
Males43.543.4
Females42.842.7
 
09 Aust-Agder42.542.5
Males42.842.7
Females42.242.2
 
10 Vest-Agder41.641.6
Males42.042.0
Females41.241.2
 
11 Rogaland40.941.1
Males41.341.5
Females40.540.7
 
12 Hordaland41.241.3
Males41.541.6
Females40.940.9
 
14 Sogn og Fjordane43.243.1
Males43.643.5
Females42.842.8
 
15 Møre og Romsdal42.642.7
Males43.043.1
Females42.242.2
 
16 Sør-Trøndelag41.241.2
Males41.641.6
Females40.740.7
 
17 Nord-Trøndelag42.842.6
Males43.243.0
Females42.442.2
 
18 Nordland42.642.5
Males43.042.9
Females42.042.1
 
19 Troms - Romsa41.741.6
Males41.941.8
Females41.441.3
 
20 Finnmark - Finnmárku41.841.6
Males42.141.9
Females41.541.4

Table 4 
Employed persons 15-74 years, by sex and industry division. Per cent

Employed persons 15-74 years, by sex and industry division. Per cent1
2016
TotalMalesFemales
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
All industry divisions2 591 903100.0100.0
01 Crop and animal production, hunting35 8461.90.8
02 Forestry and logging5 5230.30.1
03 Fishing and aquaculture15 7661.00.1
05 Mining of coal and lignite1030.00.0
06 Extraction of oil and natural gas24 0311.20.6
07 Mining of metal ores6050.00.0
08 Other mining and quarrying3 5770.20.0
09 Mining support service activities24 6271.60.3
10 Food products43 9192.01.4
11 Beverages3 4090.20.1
12 Tobacco products00.00.0
13 Textiles2 5900.10.1
14 Wearing apparel1 4250.00.1
15 Leather and leather products1100.00.0
16 Wood and wood products12 5800.80.1
17 Paper and paper products2 5600.20.0
18 Printing and reproduction5 0140.30.1
19 Refined petroleum products1 1500.10.0
20 Chemicals, chemical products9 3600.50.2
21 Pharmaceuticals2 4180.10.1
22 Rubber and plastic products4 5000.30.1
23 Other non-metal mineral products9 4800.60.1
24 Basic metals9 8010.60.1
25 Fabricated metal prod.20 4811.30.2
26 Electronic and optical products7 6650.40.2
27 Electrical equipment7 4100.40.1
28 Machinery and equipment17 9551.10.2
29 Motor vehicles etc.2 6010.20.0
30 Other transport equipment16 8451.00.2
31 Furniture4 9990.20.1
32 Other manufacturing3 5060.10.1
33 Repair, installation of machinery18 0271.20.2
35 Electricity, gas and steam15 9660.90.3
36 Water supply2 2560.10.0
37 Sewerage2 5460.20.0
38 Waste activities, materials recovery9 6310.60.1
39 Remediation, other waste managem.610.00.0
41 Construction of buildings68 8164.60.5
42 Civil engineering24 3771.60.2
43 Specialised construction activities119 0968.10.7
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles46 9893.10.4
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles100 8995.32.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles201 1545.310.5
49 Land transport, pipeline transport62 4414.10.5
50 Water transport19 9481.20.3
51 Air transport5 8260.30.2
52 Support activities for transportation30 7131.60.7
53 Postal and courier activities18 3310.90.5
55 Accommodation26 6940.71.3
56 Food and beverage service activities63 0732.12.8
58 Publishing activities19 1530.90.6
59 Motion picture, TV, music prod.5 8330.30.2
60 Programming, broadcasting activities5 5730.20.2
61 Telecommunications11 8590.60.3
62 Computer programming, consultancy40 3522.30.7
63 Information service activities5 0320.30.1
64 Financial service activities27 2961.01.1
65 Insurance, pension funding10 2710.40.4
66 Auxiliary financial activities8 1210.40.2
68 Real estate activities25 2581.20.7
69 Legal and accounting activities31 5101.01.5
70 Head offices, management consult.12 5980.60.4
71 Architecture, engineering activities50 5812.61.2
72 Scientific research and development16 2650.70.6
73 Advertising and market research9 1920.40.3
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities12 2870.50.4
75 Veterinary activities2 7740.00.2
77 Rental and leasing activities7 2920.40.1
78 Employment activities38 0061.81.1
79 Travel agency, tour operators5 5920.10.3
80 Security, investigation activities11 4910.60.2
81 Buildings, landscape service activities48 6831.72.1
82 Business support activities14 4110.60.6
84 Public adm., defence, soc. security165 4726.26.6
85 Education212 9625.311.4
86 Human health activities212 8703.513.4
87 Residential care activities143 9431.79.9
88 Social work without accommodation183 6522.412.3
90 Arts and entertainment activities14 0720.60.5
91 Libraries, museums, other culture8 7890.20.5
92 Gambling and betting activities1 5320.10.1
93 Sports, amusement, recreation22 5430.90.9
94 Membership organisations26 5530.91.2
95 Repair, personal, household goods2 1170.10.0
96 Other personal service activities23 3270.31.6
97 Households as employers activities1 3250.00.1
99 Extraterritorial organisations and bodies2540.00.0
00 Unspecified16 3620.70.6

Table 5 
Employed persons 15-74 years, by age and industri division. Per cent

Employed persons 15-74 years, by age and industri division. Per cent1
2016
Total15-74 years15-19 years20-24 years25-39 years40-54 years55-66 years67-74 years
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country2 591 9031004.28.232.134.418.52.7
 
SN01-03 Agriculture, forestry and fishing57 1351007.06.420.728.524.013.5
01 Crop and animal production, hunting35 8461008.65.017.727.626.015.1
02 Forestry and logging5 5231002.03.515.026.729.723.1
03 Fishing and aquaculture15 7661005.110.629.431.117.46.4
 
SN05-09 Mining and quarrying52 9431001.12.231.244.820.20.5
05 Mining of coal and lignite1031000.01.019.458.321.40.0
06 Extraction of oil and natural gas24 0311000.71.427.347.123.30.1
07 Mining of metal ores6051002.67.926.436.425.80.8
08 Other mining and quarrying3 5771003.65.925.437.523.64.1
09 Mining support service activities24 6271001.02.236.143.716.60.4
 
SN10-33 Manufacture207 8051003.25.529.839.220.51.7
10 Food products43 9191004.96.733.436.217.31.4
11 Beverages3 4091001.64.732.341.019.70.7
12 Tobacco products0.......
13 Textiles2 5901001.73.126.840.323.15.0
14 Wearing apparel1 4251003.94.520.636.727.66.7
15 Leather and leather products1101005.58.228.228.223.66.4
16 Wood and wood products12 5801003.04.726.939.423.22.9
17 Paper and paper products2 5601003.96.722.435.829.81.3
18 Printing and reproduction5 0141002.53.623.742.124.73.5
19 Refined petroleum products1 1501004.68.931.238.316.90.1
20 Chemicals, chemical products9 3601003.25.627.439.523.70.7
21 Pharmaceuticals2 4181001.03.127.446.521.40.6
22 Rubber and plastic products4 5001003.35.927.141.820.21.7
23 Other non-metal mineral products9 4801002.85.528.039.422.32.0
24 Basic metals9 8011003.78.424.238.824.30.7
25 Fabricated metal prod.20 4811003.25.929.039.919.92.1
26 Electronic and optical products7 6651000.92.232.945.018.11.0
27 Electrical equipment7 4101002.34.029.740.522.01.5
28 Machinery and equipment17 9551002.53.933.839.518.61.7
29 Motor vehicles etc.2 6011003.56.527.140.321.31.2
30 Other transport equipment16 8451002.34.630.542.119.70.8
31 Furniture4 9991003.14.123.941.424.43.1
32 Other manufacturing3 5061002.93.426.738.724.34.1
33 Repair, installation of machinery18 0271003.16.530.537.320.62.0
 
SN35-39 Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities30 4601002.24.225.741.624.41.8
35 Electricity, gas and steam15 9661002.24.224.640.626.81.5
36 Water supply2 2561000.71.220.542.731.93.0
37 Sewerage2 5461001.83.924.243.924.31.9
38 Waste activities, materials recovery9 6311002.75.029.242.418.62.1
39 Remediation, other waste managem.611000.08.227.934.429.50.0
 
SN41-43 Construction212 2891004.79.635.232.515.72.3
41 Construction of buildings68 8161004.68.536.433.714.72.0
42 Civil engineering24 3771002.46.729.435.224.61.8
43 Specialised construction activities119 0961005.210.835.631.314.52.6
 
SN45-47 Domestic trade349 04210010.014.930.729.113.31.9
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles46 9891005.110.334.333.614.52.2
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles100 8991002.54.729.942.018.72.3
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles201 15410015.021.230.321.510.41.7
 
SN49-53 Transportation and storage137 2591002.45.928.236.922.83.8
49 Land transport, pipeline transport62 4411001.14.526.237.824.56.0
50 Water transport19 9481004.27.229.434.921.72.4
51 Air transport5 8261000.76.434.242.515.90.4
52 Support activities for transportation30 7131004.26.131.037.719.31.8
53 Postal and courier activities18 3311002.58.927.033.126.61.9
 
SN55-56 Accomommodation and food service activities89 76710014.418.638.620.36.91.2
55 Accommodation26 6941009.213.641.324.29.62.1
56 Food and beverage service activities63 07310016.620.737.518.65.80.8
 
SN58-63 Information and communication87 8021001.34.441.538.413.41.0
58 Publishing activities19 1531001.53.336.740.216.61.6
59 Motion picture, TV, music prod.5 8331005.512.448.725.56.81.2
60 Programming, broadcasting activities5 5731000.83.733.243.417.51.4
61 Telecommunications11 8591000.75.340.938.614.00.5
62 Computer programming, consultancy40 3521001.03.543.339.112.40.8
63 Information service activities5 0321000.85.147.734.611.10.7
 
SN64-66 Financial and insurance activities45 6881000.33.134.738.922.50.7
64 Financial service activities27 2961000.22.732.238.825.60.5
65 Insurance, pension funding10 2711000.22.836.940.119.60.4
66 Auxiliary financial activities8 1211000.64.540.237.715.51.5
 
SN68-75 Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities160 4651001.73.735.035.818.94.9
68 Real estate activities25 2581003.35.026.234.322.09.1
69 Legal and accounting activities31 5101001.23.137.435.419.13.8
70 Head offices, management consult.12 5981001.64.332.236.419.36.1
71 Architecture, engineering activities50 5811000.81.836.536.919.44.5
72 Scientific research and development16 2651000.41.232.641.421.72.6
73 Advertising and market research9 1921005.412.140.629.59.92.5
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities12 2871002.25.538.834.714.74.1
75 Veterinary activities2 7741002.88.849.026.110.82.6
 
SN77-82 Administrative and support service activities125 4751002.810.937.932.514.41.7
77 Rental and leasing activities7 2921002.78.236.137.013.72.4
78 Employment activities38 0061003.016.544.826.88.10.8
79 Travel agency, tour operators5 5921004.17.331.335.817.63.8
80 Security, investigation activities11 4911002.221.944.721.39.00.9
81 Buildings, landscape service activities48 6831001.74.232.739.020.41.8
82 Business support activities14 4111005.712.134.930.713.82.9
 
SN84 Public administration and defence: compulsory social security165 4721003.86.226.739.022.31.9
 
SN85 Education212 9621001.24.430.538.622.92.3
 
SN86-88 Human health and social work activities540 4651002.07.833.234.420.22.4
86 Human health activities212 8701001.05.433.335.322.22.7
87 Residential care activities143 9431003.111.330.431.720.72.8
88 Social work without accommodation183 6521002.27.835.335.517.41.7
 
SN90-99 Other service activities100 5121007.89.831.030.417.23.7
90 Arts and entertainment activities14 0721002.56.737.531.216.45.6
91 Libraries, museums, other culture8 7891004.64.825.135.625.94.1
92 Gambling and betting activities1 5321003.37.729.237.519.23.0
93 Sports, amusement, recreation22 54310020.417.329.322.28.72.0
94 Membership organisations26 5531003.25.124.836.625.74.6
95 Repair, personal, household goods2 1171003.07.629.332.622.84.6
96 Other personal service activities23 3271006.112.237.628.812.62.8
97 Households as employers activities1 3251004.211.844.817.413.38.5
99 Extraterritorial organisations and bodies2541000.00.444.140.214.21.2
 
SN00 Unspecified16 3621000.61.416.330.028.822.8

Table 6 
Employed persons 15-74 years by sector and industrial division

Employed persons 15-74 years by sector and industrial division12
National levelAll sectorsCentral governmentCounty municipal governmentMunicipal governmentPrivate sector and public companies
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
2All 1s and 2s have been replaced by 0 or 3 in order to meet privacy requirement.
Corrected 26. april 2017.
20152 587 703294 13244 976474 9131 773 683
20162 591 902297 87544 751481 2591 768 019
 
2016
01-03 Agriculture, forestry and fishing57 13729146357 028
05-43 Industrial activities503 4973 455011 239488 800
45-82 Trade etc., transport, comm., financial interm., estate, business act.995 49812 16054618 648964 138
84 Public adm., defence, soc. security165 472113 3705 25546 75395
85 Education212 96240 73334 478110 97826 785
86-88 Human health and social work activities540 465122 0473 493279 152135 766
90-99 Other service activities100 5136 08196514 40279 070
00 Unspecified16 358002416 337

Table 7 
Employed persons 15-74 years, by sex and industri division

Employed persons 15-74 years, by sex and industri division1
201520162015 - 2016
TotalTotalMalesFemales
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country2 587 7042 591 9031 362 5871 229 3164 199
 
SN01-03 Agriculture, forestry and fishing58 75357 13545 20911 926-1 618
01 Crop and animal production, hunting37 35935 84626 5559 291-1 513
02 Forestry and logging6 1055 5234 682841-582
03 Fishing and aquaculture15 28915 76613 9721 794477
 
SN05-09 Mining and quarrying59 99452 94342 06510 878-7 051
05 Mining of coal and lignite218103949-115
06 Extraction of oil and natural gas25 45924 03117 0017 030-1 428
07 Mining of metal ores5716055159034
08 Other mining and quarrying3 5303 5773 14643147
09 Mining support service activities30 21624 62721 3093 318-5 589
 
SN10-33 Manufacture215 521207 805159 05148 754-7 716
10 Food products43 45543 91926 95216 967464
11 Beverages3 4453 4092 692717-36
12 Tobacco products00000
13 Textiles2 5612 5901 4771 11329
14 Wearing apparel1 4391 4252991 126-14
15 Leather and leather products1291106941-19
16 Wood and wood products12 31112 58010 7861 794269
17 Paper and paper products2 5252 5602 17238835
18 Printing and reproduction5 2545 0143 5371 477-240
19 Refined petroleum products1 1451 1508253255
20 Chemicals, chemical products9 2499 3606 9632 397111
21 Pharmaceuticals2 3872 4181 1391 27931
22 Rubber and plastic products4 5014 5003 674826-1
23 Other non-metal mineral products9 2639 4808 0071 473217
24 Basic metals9 8859 8018 2821 519-84
25 Fabricated metal prod.21 59920 48117 8002 681-1 118
26 Electronic and optical products8 1687 6655 7821 883-503
27 Electrical equipment8 0677 4105 9581 452-657
28 Machinery and equipment21 47717 95515 1262 829-3 522
29 Motor vehicles etc.2 5392 6012 15744462
30 Other transport equipment18 85216 84514 1542 691-2 007
31 Furniture4 9824 9993 4051 59417
32 Other manufacturing3 4583 5061 8741 63248
33 Repair, installation of machinery18 83018 02715 9212 106-803
 
SN35-39 Power and water supply, sewerage/remediation activities29 63930 46024 1616 299821
35 Electricity, gas and steam15 52315 96612 2383 728443
36 Water supply2 1432 2561 758498113
37 Sewerage2 5002 5462 20234446
38 Waste activities, materials recovery9 4169 6317 9121 719215
39 Remediation, other waste managem.576151104
 
SN41-43 Construction207 492212 289194 02918 2604 797
41 Construction of buildings67 15568 81662 4506 3661 661
42 Civil engineering23 84424 37721 4702 907533
43 Specialised construction activities116 493119 096110 1098 9872 603
 
SN45-47 Domestic trade349 128349 042185 912163 130-86
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles46 64046 98941 5675 422349
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles101 784100 89972 04128 858-885
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles200 704201 15472 304128 850450
 
SN49-53 Transportation and storage138 614137 259109 59827 661-1 355
49 Land transport, pipeline transport62 45762 44155 7196 722-16
50 Water transport20 35319 94815 9643 984-405
51 Air transport5 9245 8263 4532 373-98
52 Support activities for transportation30 91930 71322 2228 491-206
53 Postal and courier activities18 96118 33112 2406 091-630
 
SN55-56 Accomommodation and food service activities86 11789 76738 31951 4483 650
55 Accommodation26 78126 69410 16316 531-87
56 Food and beverage service activities59 33663 07328 15634 9173 737
 
SN58-63 Information and communication88 19987 80262 33825 464-397
58 Publishing activities20 05319 15311 8517 302-900
59 Motion picture, TV, music prod.5 6945 8333 6882 145139
60 Programming, broadcasting activities5 7795 5733 0912 482-206
61 Telecommunications12 09811 8598 6043 255-239
62 Computer programming, consultancy39 36040 35231 6218 731992
63 Information service activities5 2155 0323 4831 549-183
 
SN64-66 Financial and insurance activities46 83945 68823 84521 843-1 151
64 Financial service activities28 34227 29613 28314 013-1 046
65 Insurance, pension funding10 30510 2715 0935 178-34
66 Auxiliary financial activities8 1928 1215 4692 652-71
 
SN68-75 Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities161 247160 46595 04665 419-782
68 Real estate activities24 83925 25816 2708 988419
69 Legal and accounting activities30 87431 51013 14118 369636
70 Head offices, management consult.12 52812 5988 1314 46770
71 Architecture, engineering activities52 30050 58136 07814 503-1 719
72 Scientific research and development16 16516 2658 9377 328100
73 Advertising and market research9 7359 1925 0474 145-543
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities12 24512 2876 8885 39942
75 Veterinary activities2 5612 7745542 220213
 
SN77-82 Administrative and support service activities120 678125 47571 84853 6274 797
77 Rental and leasing activities7 1137 2925 7671 525179
78 Employment activities34 50738 00624 92713 0793 499
79 Travel agency, tour operators5 5765 5921 9823 61016
80 Security, investigation activities11 39711 4918 6902 80194
81 Buildings, landscape service activities48 12848 68322 86425 819555
82 Business support activities13 95714 4117 6186 793454
 
SN84 Public administration and defence: compulsory social security163 153165 47284 16481 3082 319
 
SN85 Education209 533212 96272 701140 2613 429
 
SN86-88 Human health and social work activities532 683540 465103 172437 2937 782
86 Human health activities207 830212 87048 145164 7255 040
87 Residential care activities142 104143 94322 505121 4381 839
88 Social work without accommodation182 749183 65232 522151 130903
 
SN90-99 Other service activities99 002100 51241 89758 6151 510
90 Arts and entertainment activities14 48414 0727 7546 318-412
91 Libraries, museums, other culture8 7028 7893 1635 62687
92 Gambling and betting activities1 5401 532682850-8
93 Sports, amusement, recreation21 06922 54311 80110 7421 474
94 Membership organisations26 18226 55312 07714 476371
95 Repair, personal, household goods2 1892 1171 779338-72
96 Other personal service activities23 33923 3274 20919 118-12
97 Households as employers activities1 2831 32532899742
99 Extraterritorial organisations and bodies21425410415040
 
SN00 Unspecified21 11216 3629 2327 130-4 750

Table 8 
Employed persons 15-74 years by sex, field of study and level of education

Employed persons 15-74 years by sex, field of study and level of education1
201520162015 - 2016
TotalMalesFemalesTotalPer cent
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
2Not included persons with unknown or no completed education.
3Including the level 'Intermediate level' which comprises education based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as tertiary education.
4Tertiary education, short; comprises higher education 4 years or shorter.
5Tertiary education, short; comprises higher education 4 years or shorter.
Total2 587 7042 591 9031 362 5871 229 3164 1990.2
 
0 General programmes707 107694 169370 888323 281-12 938-1.8
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)2485 823478 303270 728207 575-7 520-1.5
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)3221 284215 866100 160115 706-5 418-2.4
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)400000.
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)500000.
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
1 Humanities and arts119 242118 21444 51473 700-1 028-0.9
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)332 04130 9668 46522 501-1 075-3.4
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)458 19557 55123 53734 014-644-1.1
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)529 00629 69712 51217 1856912.4
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
2 Education165 311192 61158 229134 38227 30016.5
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)31 4161 387577810-29-2.0
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)4152 125153 20240 057113 1451 0770.7
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)511 77013 0782 86310 2151 30811.1
Unknown or no completed education (9)024 94414 73210 21224 944.
 
3 Social sciences and law96 36999 66643 56256 1043 2973.4
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)36 7387 0273 3703 6572894.3
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)438 74439 61516 95622 6598712.2
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)550 88753 02423 23629 7882 1374.2
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
4 Business and administration290 821290 870126 003164 867490.0
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)3135 888130 15545 06385 092-5 733-4.2
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)4123 720126 28962 57663 7132 5692.1
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)531 21334 42618 36416 0623 21310.3
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
5 Natural sciences, vocational and technical subjects564 272565 163483 78281 3818910.2
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)3378 595377 697342 59135 106-898-0.2
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)498 57298 56878 29220 276-40.0
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)587 10588 89862 89925 9991 7932.1
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
6 Health, welfare and sport367 156377 36669 826307 54010 2102.8
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)3144 340146 95720 180126 7772 6171.8
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)4175 211180 00328 402151 6014 7922.7
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)547 60550 40621 24429 1622 8015.9
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
7 Primary industries42 15141 68130 89110 790-470-1.1
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)332 68632 12024 8317 289-566-1.7
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)43 3223 4462 2451 2011243.7
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)56 1436 1153 8152 300-28-0.5
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
8 Transport and communications, safety and security and other services89 80190 83560 28430 5511 0341.2
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)361 17661 40337 58723 8162270.4
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)424 00124 81718 6766 1418163.4
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)54 6244 6154 021594-9-0.2
Unknown or no completed education (9)00000.
 
9 Unspecified field of study145 474121 32874 60846 720-24 146-16.6
Primary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)200000.
Upper secondary education (level 3-5)300000.
Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)400000.
Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)500000.
Unknown or no completed education (9)145 474121 32874 60846 720-24 146-16.6

Table 9 
Employed persons 15-74 years, by Level of Education, sex and County of Residence. Per cent

Employed persons 15-74 years, by Level of Education, sex and County of Residence. Per cent1
2016
TotalEmployed persons, totalPrimary and lower secondary education (level 1-2)2Upper secondary education (level 3-5)3Tertial education, 4 years or less (level 6)4Tertial education, more than 4 years (level 7-8)5Unknown or no completed education (9)
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
2Not included persons with unknown or no completed education.
3Including the level 'Intermediate level' which comprises education based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as tertiary education.
43 Tertiary education, short; comprises higher education 4 years or shorter.
54 Tertiary education, short; comprises higher education 4 years or shorter.
The whole country2 591 90310018.538.726.410.85.6
Males1 362 58710019.942.819.910.96.6
Females1 229 31610016.934.233.610.74.6
 
01 Østfold133 31710022.442.324.36.44.7
Males70 66610024.046.217.76.65.5
Females62 65110020.537.831.86.13.7
 
02 Akershus302 79310018.134.927.613.46.0
Males158 35810019.737.321.813.97.3
Females144 43510016.432.333.912.94.6
 
03 Oslo351 02610012.924.631.621.98.9
Males181 61210014.226.127.121.711.0
Females169 41410011.623.036.622.26.8
 
04 Hedmark92 87210022.243.824.56.03.5
Males48 92510024.948.117.15.93.9
Females43 94710019.238.932.86.13.0
 
05 Oppland93 11510020.945.823.66.03.7
Males49 28610023.250.516.26.04.1
Females43 82910018.240.632.05.93.3
 
06 Buskerud137 73910020.440.425.18.16.0
Males72 96710022.143.319.08.47.1
Females64 77210018.537.131.97.74.8
 
07 Vestfold116 50810019.641.426.67.54.9
Males60 92710021.045.520.17.95.5
Females55 58110018.037.033.67.14.3
 
08 Telemark80 56210019.945.724.56.53.4
Males42 14410021.051.317.26.83.6
Females38 41810018.639.532.66.23.1
 
09 Aust-Agder52 71810018.943.925.67.54.1
Males27 58710019.349.318.88.14.4
Females25 13110018.437.933.16.93.7
 
10 Vest-Agder86 41010017.944.325.77.74.3
Males45 32710018.849.219.08.44.6
Females41 08310016.939.033.27.04.0
 
11 Rogaland233 72210018.340.924.310.26.4
Males123 30710018.546.117.510.77.3
Females110 41510018.035.031.99.65.5
 
12 Hordaland257 74410016.939.926.811.15.3
Males135 52610017.544.820.311.16.3
Females122 21810016.134.434.011.24.3
 
14 Sogn og Fjordane55 99910018.845.224.56.15.3
Males29 69610020.151.516.55.96.0
Females26 30310017.438.033.66.44.6
 
15 Møre og Romsdal131 17610019.943.824.86.15.4
Males70 03510021.149.217.56.06.2
Females61 14110018.537.633.26.14.6
 
16 Sør-Trøndelag160 83710016.339.326.613.24.6
Males85 37610017.643.220.113.95.3
Females75 46110014.935.033.912.33.8
 
17 Nord-Trøndelag66 32310019.246.425.25.83.5
Males35 14910021.352.716.35.93.8
Females31 17410016.839.335.15.73.2
 
18 Nordland117 43210023.142.424.16.04.4
Males61 77610025.247.017.05.94.8
Females55 65610020.737.232.06.23.9
 
19 Troms - Romsa84 07210020.937.625.410.85.3
Males44 20710023.542.318.310.25.7
Females39 86510018.232.233.211.54.9
 
20 Finnmark - Finnmárku37 53810025.236.024.86.47.7
Males19 71610029.140.516.55.48.4
Females17 82210020.830.933.97.56.9

About the statistics

The main purpose is to describe the employment on a detailed regional level. The statistics are based on persons registered as residents in the Central Population Register, which means that they expect to stay in Norway for at least six months.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Employed persons are persons between 15-74 years of age who performed work for pay or profit for at least one hour in the reference week, or who were temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays etc. Conscripts are classified as employed persons. Persons engaged by government measures to promote employment are also included if they receive wages. This follows recommendations from the International Labour Organization, ILO.

The age is given in complete years at the end of the year.

If employed persons have more than one employment in the reference week, one is determined as the most important. Information on individuals’ work- and business related variables comes from the main employment.

Person-related variables

The features residence, gender and age are collected from the National Registry.

Information about residence is collected at the end of the reference week. For the period 2000-2014 this implies the 3rd week of November. From 2015 onwards residence is collected at the end of the given statistical month.

Information about age is collected at the end of the year for the period 2000-2005. In 2006 the minimum age to be counted as employed was lowered from 16 to 15 years, in accordance with international recommendations. Also, the definition of age was changed from age at the end of the year to age at the end of the reference week. From 2015 onwards age is collected at the 16th of November.

Employment-related variables

From 2015 onwards

Working hours are calculated using the number of hours per week that constitute a full-time position, the percentage of the position and the number of paid hours. 

In a-ordningen occupational code is also delivered for employees in the central government. Previously, the position percentage for this group had to be calculated using statistical methods based on other sources of data.

From 2000-2014

Working hours is the scheduled working hours per week divided into three intervals: 1-19 hours per week, 20-29 hours, and 30 hours per week and above. For 90 per cent of the employed persons, information is obtained from the Ee-register. For those classified as employed persons on the basis of information from The Register of End of the Year Certificates (as one of the sources), the size of the annual income is used to calculate weekly hours of work. The working hours for self-employed persons are the average working hours per week, calculated on the basis of entrepreneurial income and information from the Labour Force Survey, LFS.

For employed persons in the Ee-register, the occupational code is supplied by the employer, or encoded from the occupational title. For other employed persons, the occupational distribution is estimated using statistical methods and other sources of data.

Employer-related variables

The information about the municipality of work and industry is obtained from the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE) and uses information on the enterprise where people work. For self-employed who are not related to either an enterprise or an establishment, information on residency, education and the independent enterprise of family members are used to decide the necessary variables. The work place for seafarers and employees in the National defence is set equal to the municipality of residence.  

Information about the sector is based on the institutional sector classification and is retrieved from the CRE.

Standard classifications

 The industrial classification is in accordance with the revised Standard Industrial Classification (NOS D 383), which is based on the EU-standard of NACE Rev. 2.

The occupational classification is in accordance with Standard Classification of Occupations (STYRK 2008), which is based on ISCO 08 (COM).

The educational classification is in accordance with the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education Revised 2000 (NOS C 617).

Breakdown by municipality is in accordance with the list of municipalities as of January 1st in the production year (which is the following year when the data was gathered).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Employment, register-based
Topic: Labour market and earnings

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market Statistics

Regional level

Municipality, County and the whole country.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual per 4th quarter.

International reporting

OECD.

Microdata

Source data are permanently stored.

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose is to describe the employment on a detailed regional level.

The register based employment statistics is a continuation of the employee statistics, which was first published in 1983.

Users and applications

Public administration and local administrations in particular, employers' and employees' organisations, media, individual companies and researchers.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

From 2015 onwards

The register based employment statistics was until the end of 2014 built on various public registers, the most important was the The Register of Employers and Employees, (Ee-register) produced by The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization (NAV). From 2015 onwards a new joint reporting solution called a-ordningen gathers the reporting from the employers to the Ee-register and some reports to the Tax Administration and Statistics Norway. More information about a-ordningen under “Production”.

Before 2015 the total number of employed persons was determined by the Labour Force Survey (LFS), collected and distributed by employees and self-employed. From 2015 onwards only the number of self-employed is determined by the LFS. The number of employees is determined solely from the a-register, which excludes the sample uncertainty that follows with the LFS-figures. The register based figures from 2015 onwards will therefore differ from the LFS-figures, while they are identical at the national level in the period between 2000 and 2014. 

4th quarter 2000 – 4th quarter 2014

The figures on employed persons divided into employees and self-employed persons at the national level will be identical to the LFS figures. Due to different sources of data, differences will occur when the figures are distributed by various characteristics such as gender, age, industry, municipality of work and working hours.  

Before the 4th quarter 2000

Prior to the register based employment statistics (the first publication was in 2001 including numbers from 2000), an employee statistics by municipality of residence and work was published using only the Ee-register. These statistics covered approximately 80 per cent of all employed persons. (For more information on these statistics seeEmployee statistics by municipality of residence and Employee statistics by municipality of work)

Comparison with other statistics on employed persons

More detailed figures on employment in health and social services are also published based on the register based employment statistics, but the definition of the population is expanded to include people who are non-residents as well. Second jobs are included too. Statistics Norway also publishes figures for the employment among immigrants in addition to one special statistics which covers employed persons on short-term stay. These statistics also have a-ordningen as their main data source. For more information about these statistics, go to the individual statistics’ “About the statistics”.

Regarding the measurement of employed persons in the national accounts and other economic statistics, other international recommendations apply than those for the labour market statistics. Instead of using residents in Norway as the population, the national accounts cover all employment in domestic enterprises, i.e. enterprises that are expected to produce goods in Norway for at least 12 months. This issue was discussed in further detail in the last publication of the quarterly national accounts

Legal authority

The Statistical Act $3-2 (Administrative Registers)

EEA reference

None.

Production

Population

 The population of the register based employment statistics is persons between 15 and 74 years old, with one or more working hours per week or who is temporary absent in the reference week. The exception is persons living in Norway but working abroad.

From 2000-2014 the reference week was the 3rd week of November. From 2015 onwards the reference week is the week containing the 16th of November, which usually is the 3rd week of November.

Data sources and sampling

From 2015 onwards

From 2015 onwards a new joint reporting solution called a-ordningen gathers the reporting from the employers to the Ee-register, produced by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, as well as some reports to the Tax Administration and Statistics Norway. A-ordningen is a coordinated digital collection of data on employment, income and tax deductions to the Tax Administration, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization and Statistics Norway. This new joint collection provides Statistics Norway with information on wages and employed persons directly from a-meldingen, which is the electronic message containing all the information collected, rather than the multiple sources used until 2014. You can find more information about the new reporting at www.altinn.no/en/a-ordningen.

A-ordningen has replaced the Register of Employers and Employees and the Register of End of the Year Certificates (Register of Wage Sums). In addition to a-ordningen other registers provide additional information, the most important is the Register for Personal Tax Payers administered by the Directorate of Taxes, the Register of Conscripts from the Armed Forces Personnel and National Service Centre and The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities.

The registers mentioned above are still being used to assure the quality of the data, to consolidate the consistency between different data sources as well as choosing the right main job and to classify people as employed. A few additional registers are also being used for these purposes, where the ARENA-register produced by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization is one example. It provides data on unemployed and people engaged in labour market projects.

4th quarter 2000 – 4th quarter 2014

Labour market data is based on several registers. The most important ones are the Ee-register, The Register of End of the Year Certificates (Register of Wage Sums), The Register for Personal Tax Payers, The Register of Unemployed, the register of conscripts and civil service employees collected from respectively the Armed Forces Personnel and National Service Centre and The Norwegian State Administration Database and The Central Co-ordinating Register for Legal Entities.

The Register of Employers and Employees is the main source for data on employed persons, while The Register of Wage Sums gives additional information about persons who do not have to report to Ee-register. Both registers are job-registers. The tax form register is the main source of data on self-employed persons.

The Register of Unemployed holds data on unemployed persons and persons engaged in labour market measures. The Business Register holds information on the workplaces. Several registers give additional information: register of conscripts, registers of employees in central and local government, register of sick leave etc. The Business Register and the central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE) provide information about the companies where the employed people work. To assure the quality of the data, additional data from other sources are used: Statistics on unemployment and labour market measures are based on data from the administration system of NAV, ARENA, registers on employed persons in central government and municipals, wage statistics for employed persons in the private sector, the register of sick leave etc.

The definition of employment is thus based on a variety of sources and Statistics Norway has established a system to jointly utilise these. The systems include modules for consolidating the consistency between various data sources, for selection of the most important job and for classifying people as employed.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

A-ordningen: Statistics Norway receive monthly data from the Tax Administration Shared Services Agency (Etatens fellesforvaltning, EFF), a management entity of the Tax Administration, which administers a-ordningen on behalf of the three owner agencies; the Tax Administration, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization and Statistics Norway.

The Register of Employers and Employees: Statistics Norway received weekly files on changes that occurred which NAV reported to Ee-register, in addition to an annual total report. From 2015 onwards, the Ee-register is replaced by a-ordningen.

The Register of End of the Year Certificates: A provisional extraction from the register was made in March, which formed the basis of the figures in the statistics. From 2015 onwards, the register is replaced by a-ordningen.

The Register for Personal Tax Payers: All information about the tax reporting and settlement is available electronically. Statistics Norway obtains an annual sample of the data from the Tax Directorate.

The register of civil workers and conscripts: Statistics Norway received quarterly files from Armed Forces Personnel and National Service Centre and The Norwegian State Administration Database at Dillingøy until the end of 2014. From 2015 onwards, these files are received monthly.

The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities: Variables like municipality of work and industry are collected from these registers.

For the two most important registers for the production from 2015 onwards, the control and revision is done in the following way:

A-ordningen

Controls are carried out at several stages:

  • Rules of business in the reception at The Tax Administration Shared Services Agency (EFF)
  • In the production system for wages and employment at Statistics Norway

 Rules of business (controls) in the reception at EFF:

A number of rules of business (controls) are being run to detect errors/omissions in the submitted information, after a-meldingen is received by EFF. Small to medium sized legal entities with a declaration obligation receives a feedback in a short amount of time (less than a minute). The larger legal entities have to wait a little longer for the feedback. The feedbacks from EFF include all uncovered discrepancies, where in the submitted information the discrepancies take place and what rule of business has been broken.

Rules of business and errors that can occur are documented at the homepages of a-ordningen: https://www.altinn.no/en/a-ordningen/

Controls in the production structure of Statistics Norway:

A number of checks and automatic actions are taking place during the production, the purpose is to ensure the quality of the data for statistical purposes. We distinguish between three types of controls:

a)       Automatic checks and actions

b)      Reports (monitoring)

c)       Manual checks

 In addition to this, controls and checks are being carried out throughout the year, regardless of publication.

Checks that aim to uncover defects and discrepancies that should be corrected are mostly aimed at the employments. Several controls have uncovered errors and missing values concerning the number of hours in a full-time position and the percentage position, combined with other features like whether a job is a main job or second job, the contractual working hours and the payment arrangements, such as:

  • The number of hours worked are missing
  • The number of hours that qualifies as full-time is probably reported wrongly
  • The number of hours that qualifies as full-time deviates from the reported contractual working hours
  • The number of hours that qualifies as full-time are extremely high or low
  • The position percentage is missing

 Many registered employments are removed (not considered active) during the production because wage of the employment relation has not been registered in the reference month.  This could apply to seasonal workers who have not performed any work in the reference month (and therefore not been paid), and where a date of termination of employment (wrongly) has not been reported, or in cases where individuals have mistakenly been reported with an active employment (e.g. temporary staff who has not been working during the given period).   

The Register for Personal Tax Payers

For the Register for Personal Tax Payers, a number of controls by machines are being run. Firstly the sum of partial records should match the main records from the Tax reporting. Further on, outliers are investigated to decide whether they are logical in relation to the rest of the Tax reporting. Internal consistency controls are also carried out.

Until the end of 2014, when the Ee-register and the Register of end of the Year Certificates (LTO-register) were the main data sources, control and revision were performed in the following way:

The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization conducts an annual control of the Ee-register. A sample of employers who reports manually receives lists containing all individuals they have registered as actively working. Errors are reported to the Ee-register. Statistics Norway checks that multi-enterprise establishments have separate numbers for each enterprise, and that the employed persons are linked to the proper enterprise. Occupational codes are also being controlled. If errors are discovered, the employer is notified via The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization to enable corrections to be made in the register. This is important if the information about industry and municipality of work is to be correct.      

In addition, the automated controls and corrections performed at Statistics Norway are based on considerations about what is reasonable when it comes to total hours of work in the employment arrangement. For example, there must be registered earned income from the LTO-register for a person and the individual cannot be registered as unemployed in the ARENA-register.

The control of The Register of End of the Year Certificates is carried out in several steps. Employers do the first control before the information is sent to the Tax Administration. Then the Tax Administration executes controls both locally at the municipal treasurers’ and centrally at the Directorate of Taxes. The information is also controlled by Statistics Norway, where control and assurance of quality of the institutional sector and industry is the most comprehensive.  

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

According to the common rules for this at Statistics Norway.

Comparability over time and space

The register based employment statistics was first published in association with the Population and Housing Census 2001, which also included comparable figures for the 4th quarter of 2000.

A new data source

From 2015 onwards the register based employment statistics will be based on a new data source for employees. Until the end of 2014, the main data source was the Employees register, produced by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization. In 2015 this reporting was coordinated with the reporting of earnings and personnel data to the Tax Administration and Statistics Norway. This common reporting system is called a-ordningen. A-ordningen provides a better data basis compared to the Ee-register, as it is more accurate on the individual level in addition to covering a greater number of employments. Furthermore, it provides more frequent statistics for wage earners and will supply highly detailed figures on the development in the labour market. These include numbers on the municipal level by age and industry.

Change in the time series

With the transition to the new data source, we will obtain more precise figures on the number of employed persons. In the new base, the number of employed is 60,000 lower than in the old data base, which used the number of employed in the country from the Labour Force Surveys. This is a modest difference of 2.4 per cent compared to the total number of employed, but as a result of the change in database the number of employed in the 4th quarter of 2014 compared to the 4th quarter of 2015 does not express an actual change. When looking at changes in the number of employed at the national level between 2014 and 2015, one should therefore use figures on the employed in Norway from the LFS. It is also possible to use the quarterly national accounts, which provides numbers for employment by industry. Those who work in Norway without being a part of the Norwegian population are also included in the quarterly national accounts.

Overall, Statistics Norway assesses the quality of the register based employment statistics to have improved from 2015 onwards. Because of some challenges in the data in the new register, we will not publish tables with a distribution on number of hours worked. Efforts are being made to improve the quality of reporting, while Statistics Norway tests new methods to adjust for deficiencies in this reporting. Tables including hours worked will thus be published at a later time. 

Data source from the 4th quarter of 2000 – 4th quarter of 2014:

Revised figures ofr the 4th quarter of 2003 were published together with figures for the 4th quarter of 2004. This is partly due to improvements in the production method and to some extent due to improvements in data reported to the Ee-register. Both old and revised figures for 2003 are available in the StatBank.

Improvements in the production procedures affect employed persons in smaller jobs, where the information about the actual workplace has been insufficient. This was especially true for the central government in Oslo. The change in the figures from the 4th quarter of 2003 to 2004 should not contain errors because the new program is run on the figures from 2003.

The reporing to the Ee-register by the municipalities has previously had some deficiencies and measures were taken at the end of 2004 to improve the quality. The improvements mainly led to a more correct distribution of employees in the municipal activities. By the 4th quarter of 2005, most of the improvements had been included in the data source. The improvements were added to the data of the previous years back to the 4th quarter of 2003. In some municipalities the improvements may cause large changes in the numbers over time. Especially in industries where county municipality is immense, like health and social services, education and public administration.  

In 2006 the minimum age to be counted as employed was lowered from 16 to 15 years, in accordance with international recommendations. Also, the definition of age was changed from age at the end of the year to age at the end of the reference week. This resulted in 10 000 more employed in the 4th quarter of 2005. Comparable figures according to both new and old definition of age are available in the StatBank for 2005.

Occupation (based on Standard Occupational Classification, STYRK 1988) was included in 2003, with the exception of municipal sector and the publicly owned health enterprises which were not included until 2007. In 2011 a new Standard Occupational Classification (STYRK 2008) was adopted.

In 2009 a new Standard Industrial Classification, NACE Rev 2, were adopted. The new classification replaced NACE Rev 1.1. Comparable figures for 2008 according to both new and old classifications are available in the StatBank.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

From 2015 onwards

In the reporting of the percentage of the position, which is used to calculate contractual/usual working hours, deficiencies have occurred. To calculate the position percentage for some of those with deficiencies the number of paid hours are used as a base (mainly applies to employees who get paid by the hour). Efforts are being made to improve the quality of reporting, while Statistics Norway tests new methods to adjust for deficiencies in this reporting.

Self-employed are identified using information from the Register for Personal Tax Payers. Due to the long production process, information about business activities is from the previous year. Thus, a person may wrongly be defined as employed even if the activity ended the previous year.

Before 2015 the total number of employed persons was determined by the Labour Force Survey (LFS), collected and distributed by employees and self-employed. From 2015 onwards only the number of self-employed is determined by the LFS. The number of employees is determined solely from the a-register, which mitigates the sample uncertainty that follows with the LFS-figures. On the other hand, the level number of employees will be a bit low.

2000-2014

For individuals defined as employed based solely on information from the End of the Year Certificates Register (about 10 per cent of the employees), the job is not dated. Additional information on about half of these employees is collected from other registers to help date the jobs. Wages are used to determine if the person is employed for those where we do not have additional information. For the remaining persons, an uncertainty is attached to whether the person actually was employed in the reference period.

The Register of Personal Tax Payers is used to identify self-employed persons. Due to the long production process, information about business activities is from the previous year. Thus, a person may wrongly be defined as employed even if the activity ended the previous year.

Some individuals are defined as employed and employees based solely on information from the Register of End of the Year Certificates, which also attaches the job to an enterprise. A routine for identifying the correct establishment has been created for situations when the enterprise has several establishments.  Whether the job is connected to the proper establishment is somewhat uncertain, thus if follows that the information on workplace and industry is uncertain to some extent.

The quality of the Ee-register is sometimes faulty. For larger enterprises with multiple establishments this may cause employees to be registered at the wrong establishment. This can have a noticeable effect on a regional level, such as municipality, both when the error occurs and when the errors are corrected.

The base registers do not provide reliable information about all employed people at the reference time. The national level on employed and self-employed from the LFS-survey is therefore used to determine the same numbers in the register based employment statistics. This implies that the uncertainty in the sampling selection also applies to the register numbers for employment at the national level.  

Revision

Not relevant

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