More people received more unemployment benefits
Income and consumption;Income and consumption;Svalbard
selvangivelse, Tax statistics for personal tax payers, tax return, tax assessment, personal income, earned income, taxable income, capital income, deductions, tax, debt, wealth, bank deposits, dividends, property abroad, gross income, capital tax, surtax, tax arrears, BSU (savings scheme for adolescents to buy house).Personal tax, Income and wealth, Income and consumption, Income and consumption, Svalbard

Tax statistics for personal tax payers2015, preliminary figures



More people received more unemployment benefits

Preliminary figures from the tax assessment show that 177 000 persons received NOK 13.3 billion in unemployment benefits in 2015. This is an increase of NOK 2 billion or 17 per cent from the previous year.

Taxable incomes for residents 17 years and older. NOK Million1
201520142014 - 2015
Change in per cent
1Numbers for last year are preliminary.
Wages and remuneration1 162 1221 125 4003.3
Unemployment Benefits13 33011 36517.3
Work Assessment Allowance33 98234 482-1.5
Old-age pensions182 698171 6166.5
Old-age pensions, persons 62-66 years16 09314 40311.7

Unemployment benefits per recipient amounted to NOK 75 000 for residents aged 17 and above living in Norway in 2015; an increase of 4.9 per cent compared to the previous year. In 2014, almost 159 000 persons received unemployment benefit in Norway.

Wages and remuneration increased by 3.3 per cent

Of the 3 142 000 persons who received wages and remuneration in 2015, more than 2 908 000 were registered residents in Norway aged 17 and above. Residents in Norway received NOK 1 162 billion in wages and remuneration. This is an increase of 3.3 per cent from 2014. Those who received wages and remuneration received on average NOK 400 000. This is 2.4 per cent more than in 2014.

6.5 per cent increase in retirement pensions

Residents in Norway received almost NOK 183 billion in retirement pensions in 2015. This is nearly NOK 11 billion or 6.5 per cent more than the previous year. A total of 825 000 persons resident in Norway received retirement pensions in 2015. This is almost 30 000 more than in 2014. Additionally, 72 000 non-residents who pay tax to Norway received a total of NOK 7 billion in retirement pensions. This comprises people living abroad and people who died during the year. 

About the statistical basisOpen and readClose

The statistics include taxable cash remuneration and other payments from employers that form the basis of the personal tax return. The source of the statistics is presupplied information of the personal tax return of the Norwegian Tax Administration.