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Index of industrial production, December 2015

Output decline in all four quarters of 2015

Production in Norwegian manufacturing declined by 1.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the third quarter, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. Hence, all four quarters of 2015 have seen an output decline in manufacturing. On a monthly basis, from November to December 2015, the manufacturing production decreased slightly by 0.3 per cent.

Discussion Papers no. 835

The lost generation: Effects of youth labor market opportunities on long-term labor market outcomes

This study shows that local unemployment rates at the age of graduation from compulsory school and high-school have negative effects on males’ earnings, employment and disability pension when measured as late as age 35.

National tests, 2015

Boys well represented in both highest and lowest proficiency levels

Boys distinguish themselves at the highest proficiency level in two out of three national tests completed in 2015. However, more boys than girls also have the lowest proficiency level in all tests. The girls score high in reading, while the smallest gender gap is in English skills.

Sami, 2014-2015

Immigration pushing up population

The Sami areas north of Saltfjellet mountain range have not experienced the same major population growth that has been seen in the rest of Norway in recent years. However, there are some immigrants who have found their way to the Sami parts of the country, and this has stabilised the population at the 2010 level following decades of a population decline.

Research and development in the business enterprise sector, 2014, final figures

Stronger growth in the Norwegian R&D activity than in the EU

The business sector performed research and development (R&D) to a value of NOK 24.8 billion in 2014; an increase of 10 per cent from 2013. At constant prices, the increase was 6.5 per cent. .

Discussion Papers no. 833

The impacts of the EU ETS on Norwegian plants’ environmental and economic performance

This paper examines the impacts of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) on the environmental and economic performance of Norwegian plants.

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