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Sharp rise in job insecurity for among oil workers

The proportion of employed persons who believe they are at risk of losing their job and who have experienced changes in the workplace has increased slightly over the last three years. The oil industry, however, has seen a sharp increase.

230 km of the sewage system renewed

In 2016, 230 of the 37 400 kilometres of the existing sewage pipeline system was renewed, representing 0.62 per cent. Furthermore, 55 per cent of inhabitants were connected to wastewater facilities that complied with treatment permit requirements.

Fewer exposed to health risks at work

The share of employed persons that are exposed to various physical strains at work has fallen in recent decades. Fewer people carry out heavy lifting, work in poor indoor climates or are exposed to passive smoke. We also find that several job-related health problems have become less common.

Norwegian economy

Economic Survey 2-2017

Interim seasonally adjusted quarterly national accounts figures (QNA) show an upswing in economic growth in the first quarter of 2017. Mainland GDP increased by an annualised 2.6 per cent, which is higher than estimated trend growth of 2 per cent. It is still too early to be certain that this represents an economic turnaround following the slump in the wake of the fall in oil prices in the second half of 2014, but our projections indicate that this is the case.