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Labour force survey

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Key figures

70.1 %

labour force

Population aged 15-74, by labour force status and sex
2nd quarter 20202nd quarter 2019 - 2nd quarter 2020
Absolute numbersPer cent1Change in absolute numbersChange in percentage points1
1The labour force is calculated as a share of the population in the same age group. Labour force = number of employed persons + number of unemployed persons. Employed persons is calculated as a share of the population in the same age group. Unemployed is calculated as a share of the labour force in the same age group.
Labour force
Both sexes2 828 00070.112 000-0.1
Males1 499 00072.96 000-0.1
Females1 329 00067.26 000-0.1
 
Employed persons
Both sexes2 699 00066.9-20 000-0.9
Males1 428 00069.4-8 000-0.8
Females1 272 00064.3-11 000-0.9
 
Unemployed
Both sexes129 0004.632 0001.2
Males72 0004.816 0001.0
Females57 0004.317 0001.2

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Table 1 
Population aged 15-74 by labour force status (LFS) and sex. 1000

Population aged 15-74 by labour force status (LFS) and sex. 1000
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Persons, total
Both sexes3 9934 0154 0064 0124 0184 0264 0304 032
Males2 0372 0472 0432 0462 0482 0532 0552 056
Females1 9561 9681 9641 9661 9691 9731 9751 976
 
The labour force
Both sexes2 8022 8302 8002 8162 8642 8402 8312 828
Males1 4871 5021 4821 4931 5231 5121 5021 499
Females1 3151 3281 3181 3231 3421 3271 3291 329
 
Employed persons
Both sexes2 6942 7242 6922 7192 7552 7322 7282 699
Males1 4271 4421 4221 4361 4641 4481 4451 428
Females1 2681 2821 2701 2831 2911 2841 2831 272
 
Unemployed
Both sexes10810610897109108103129
Males6160605659655772
Females4746484050434657
 
Persons outside of the labour force
Both sexes1 1901 1851 2061 1961 1531 1861 1991 204
Males549545561553526541553556
Females641640646643627646646647

Table 2 
Population aged 15-74 by labour force status (LFS) and sex. Changes from the same period in the previous year. 1000

Population aged 15-74 by labour force status (LFS) and sex. Changes from the same period in the previous year. 1000
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Persons, total
Total2722232422222420
Males1310111210111210
Females1412131212111110
 
Labour force, total
In total3928301037333112
Males25151421728206
Females1313168215116
 
Employed persons
In total47303222422436-20
Males3315188231423-8
Females15141414191013-11
 
Unemployed
In total-9-2-2-12-510-532
Males-7-1-5-7-615-316
Females-2-13-61-5-217
 
Persons outside of the labour force
Total-13-5-714-16-11-78
Males-14-4-29-6-17-83
Females1-1-34-10704

Table 3 
Population aged 15-74 by labour force status(LFS) and sex. Per cent

Population aged 15-74 by labour force status(LFS) and sex. Per cent
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Labour force in per cent of the population
Both sexes70.270.569.970.271.370.570.270.1
Males73.073.472.673.074.373.773.172.9
Females67.267.567.167.368.167.367.367.2
 
Employed persons in per cent of the population
Both sexes67.567.867.267.868.667.967.766.9
Males70.070.569.670.271.470.570.369.4
Females64.865.164.765.265.665.164.964.3
 
Unemployed persons in per cent of the labour force
Both sexes3.83.73.93.43.83.83.64.6
Males4.14.04.03.83.94.33.84.8
Females3.63.43.73.13.73.33.54.3
 
Outside the labour force in per cent of the population
Both sexes29.829.530.129.828.729.529.829.9
Males27.026.627.427.025.726.326.927.1
Females32.832.532.932.731.932.732.732.8

Table 4 
Persons aged 15-74, employed by contractual/usual working hours per week and unemployed, by age and sex (LFS). 1 000

Persons aged 15-74, employed by contractual/usual working hours per week and unemployed, by age and sex (LFS). 1 0001
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
1Short part-time=1-19 working hours. Long part-time=20-36 working hours, with exception of persons with 32-36 hours who classify themselves as full-time employed. Full-time = 37 or more hours, including the exceptions mentioned above.
15-74 years
Both sexes
Total3 9934 0154 0064 0124 0184 0264 0304 032
Employed persons2 6942 7242 6922 7192 7552 7322 7282 699
Short part-time320327340327315327339324
Long part-time355354342356364354339343
Full time2 0092 0331 9992 0272 0662 0382 0382 020
Not reported working hours101010911121113
Unemployed persons10810610897109108103129
 
15-19 years
Both sexes
Total320319320320318319317317
Employed persons103110103100121115106101
Short part-time6062626162636361
Long part-time1012911151499
Full time3234302642373430
Not reported working hours11112111
Unemployed persons1718171918191823
 
20-24 years
Both sexes
Total342340341339341341340340
Employed persons226224218224231223221225
Short part-time7273747467758270
Long part-time3637353940343039
Full time116112106109122111105114
Not reported working hours32222333
Unemployed persons1819192019161824
 
25-54 years
Males
Total1 1181 1231 1211 1221 1231 1251 1261 126
Employed persons958964958968970961966950
Short part-time3137383736384043
Long part-time5451505353505452
Full time870873867877879869869852
Not reported working hours23423334
Unemployed persons3634323134393041
 
Females
Total1 0621 0671 0651 0661 0681 0691 0711 071
Employed persons858865862864870864870859
Short part-time8485918484808281
Long part-time169166165163171166160156
Full time602612604614613615624619
Not reported working hours32232233
Unemployed persons2926291928272631
 
55-66 years
Males
Total374378375378379381382385
Employed persons268273266271275278277278
Short part-time1816181615151918
Long part-time1820182020211920
Full time232236229235239241238239
Not reported working hours01011101
Unemployed persons56856565
 
Females
Total363369368369369371372371
Employed persons230235230237235238237236
Short part-time3535343633353332
Long part-time5554525653565555
Full time140146144145148146149148
Not reported working hours01110101
Unemployed persons33224243
 
67-74 years
Both sexes
Total413419417417420420421422
Employed persons5154555453535250
Short part-time2020222018202019
Long part-time1313131312141212
Full time1820192022192019
Not reported working hours01111001
Unemployed persons00000002

Table 5 
Persons in the labour force aged 15-74, by age and sex (LFS). 1 000

Persons in the labour force aged 15-74, by age and sex (LFS). 1 000
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Both sexes
Total2 8022 8302 8002 8162 8642 8402 8312 828
15-19 years120128120119138134125124
20-24 years244243237244250240239249
25-29 years311312312309318310318313
30-39 years628636628632641642644639
40-54 years943942942942943939929929
55-66 years506516506515520522524522
67-74 years5154555553535252
 
Males
Total1 4871 5021 4821 4931 5231 5121 5021 499
15-19 years5962585569686259
20-24 years129129126128133128127133
25-29 years160161160159165161165163
30-39 years337339334338341341339340
40-54 years497499497502499498491488
55-66 years273278273276281283283283
67-74 years3235353435353534
 
Females
Total1 3151 3281 3181 3231 3421 3271 3291 329
15-19 years6165626469666365
20-24 years115114112116117112112117
25-29 years150151152150154150153151
30-39 years291297294294300301305299
40-54 years446443445440444441437441
55-66 years233237232239239240241239
67-74 years1919212118181617

Table 6 
Persons in the labour force aged 15-74, by age and sex (LFS). As per cent of all in each group

Persons in the labour force aged 15-74, by age and sex (LFS). As per cent of all in each group
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Both sexes
15-74 years70.270.569.970.271.370.570.270.1
15-19 years37.540.137.637.343.441.939.339.2
20-24 years71.471.369.671.973.570.370.373.3
25-29 years83.584.384.283.185.884.085.985.0
30-39 years88.087.887.487.688.488.088.187.2
40-54 years86.286.085.986.186.185.784.884.8
55-66 years68.569.068.168.869.569.569.569.0
67-74 years12.412.913.213.112.712.612.312.3
 
Males
15-74 years73.073.472.673.074.373.773.172.9
15-19 years35.938.035.133.742.141.337.736.4
20-24 years72.873.171.472.975.672.671.875.3
25-29 years84.684.984.483.586.984.987.486.5
30-39 years91.991.290.791.591.691.290.690.4
40-54 years88.588.888.289.488.888.687.386.9
55-66 years72.873.673.072.974.274.274.073.3
67-74 years15.916.816.816.516.916.817.116.7
 
Females
15-74 years67.267.567.167.368.167.367.367.2
15-19 years39.342.240.241.144.942.640.942.2
20-24 years69.869.467.670.871.267.968.771.2
25-29 years82.583.684.082.784.783.084.483.5
30-39 years83.984.383.983.685.084.685.583.9
40-54 years83.883.083.582.683.382.782.182.5
55-66 years64.164.363.164.664.764.764.864.4
67-74 years9.09.29.89.78.68.67.78.1

Table 7 
Employed persons aged 15-74, by sex and contractual/usual working hours per week (LFS). 1 000

Employed persons aged 15-74, by sex and contractual/usual working hours per week (LFS). 1 0001
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
1Part-time = 1-36 hours, with exception of persons with 32-36 working hours who classify themselves as full-time employed. Full-time = 37 hours and over and the cases mentioned above.
Both sexes
Total2 6942 7242 6922 7192 7552 7322 7282 699
Part-time, total675682682683679682679666
Short part-time. 1-9 hours132143152144131144151136
Short part-time. 10-19 hours188185188183184183188187
Long part-time. 20-29 hours189191180190196197184185
Long part-time. 30-36 hours166164163166168157155158
Full time, total2 0092 0331 9992 0272 0662 0382 0382 020
Full time. 32-36 hours176190183191199187199200
Full-time. 37-44 hours1 6441 6551 6431 6481 6631 6651 6671 649
Full-time. 45 hours and more185183169183198181166163
Average contractual/usual working hours34.334.234.034.234.534.234.034.1
 
Males
Total1 4271 4421 4221 4361 4641 4481 4451 428
Part-time, total208215215214215218226221
Short part-time. 1-9 hours4653565150535955
Short part-time. 10-19 hours6364656163656969
Long part-time. 20-29 hours5557515758615656
Long part-time. 30-36 hours4442434543384142
Full time, total1 2141 2231 2031 2191 2441 2251 2151 201
Full time. 32-36 hours86938992100929899
Full-time. 37-44 hours986988980987992995993977
Full-time. 45 hours and more140138132138149133119119
Average contractual/usual working hours36.636.436.236.536.636.335.936.1
 
Females
Total1 2681 2821 2701 2831 2911 2841 2831 272
Part-time, total468466468470463464453446
Short part-time. 1-9 hours8690959281919282
Short part-time. 10-19 hours125121124122121117119118
Long part-time. 20-29 hours134134129134138135128129
Long part-time. 30-36 hours122121120121124120114116
Full time, total795810797808822814823819
Full time. 32-36 hours9197949910095100100
Full-time. 37-44 hours658667663661671670674672
Full-time. 45 hours and more4445384549474744
Average contractual/usual working hours31.731.831.531.732.131.831.832.0

Table 8 
Population aged 15-74, by main activity, part-time employment and age (LFS). 1 000

Population aged 15-74, by main activity, part-time employment and age (LFS). 1 0001
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
1
2The term employed here includes full-time employed persons, as well as part-time workers who consider the employment as their main activity.
15-74 years
Persons
Total3 9934 0154 0064 0124 0184 0264 0304 032
Part-time employees675682682683679682679666
Employed2
Total2 4422 4592 4262 4532 4942 4612 4572 439
Part-time employees433426427427428422419420
Attended school, studied
Total500504523520479495516506
Part-time employees153161158162161162168157
Homeworking
Total4139384240363539
Part-time employees54464343
Early retired/disabled
Total396406406413395407413411
Part-time employees2529303026292929
Retired
Total391394393392394398400401
Part-time employees1920202018222121
Other activities/Unspecified
Total222214220191215229209235
Part-time employees4042443941433837
 
15-19 years
Persons
Total320319320320318319317317
Part-time employees7074717277777270
Employed2
Total3942373351474237
Part-time employees787791187
Attended school, studied
Total263257262268247251261262
Part-time employees5659565962605958
Other activities/Unspecified
Total1820201820191518
Part-time employees77976645
 
20-24 years
Persons
Total342340341339341341340340
Part-time employees107110110113107109113108
Employed2
Total150144139144152142135147
Part-time employees3432333530313133
Attended school, studied
Total146153160153147152159145
Part-time employees6568676968687465
Homeworking
Total21111212
Part-time employees00010000
Other activities/Unspecified
Total4341404140454445
Part-time employees89999979
 
25-54 years
Persons
Total2 1802 1902 1852 1882 1912 1952 1972 197
Part-time employees339339344337343334336332
Employed2
Total1 7471 7581 7441 7631 7731 7521 7571 738
Part-time employees275273273271281267264267
Attended school, studied
Total8991989683899599
Part-time employees3134353431343534
Homeworking
Total2929303228262629
Part-time employees43233333
Early retired/disabled
Total168177174179173183187179
Part-time employees101114119121313
Other activities/Unspecified
Total147134140119135144132152
Part-time employees1819201719182015
 
55-66 years
Persons
Total738748743748748752754756
Part-time employees126125122127122127127125
Employed2
Total474481471480484487491489
Part-time employees103999810197100104102
Homeworking
Total987810776
Part-time employees11111011
Early retired/disabled
Total202203206209200198200207
Part-time employees1516151816161515
Retired
Total2928292626282825
Part-time employees33333442
Other activities/Unspecified
Total2428292328323230
Part-time employees45444645
 
67-74 years
Persons
Total413419417417420420421422
Part-time employees3333363430343231
Employed2
Total3233353334323229
Part-time employees1414161312131210
Homeworking
Total10000111
Part-time employees00000000
Retired
Total362367364365368370372376
Part-time employees1617161716171719
Other activities/Unspecified
Total1918171717181716
Part-time employees23333321

Table 9 
Average number of man-weeks worked (37.5 hours), by industry division (LFS). 1 000

Average number of man-weeks worked (37.5 hours), by industry division (LFS). 1 0001
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
1The time series is not adjusted for alternating holidays.
00-99 Total2 0372 0432 1632 0531 8392 1172 0911 967
01-03 Agriculture, forestry and fishing5956536159545460
05-09 Mining and quarrying5250495243555051
10-33 Manufacturing168170183172146179173157
35-39 Electricity, water supply, sewerage, waste management2723272422222424
41-43 Construction187184198181170188184180
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles4139423936393936
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles8486918876889278
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles125127126124126132120111
49-53 Transportation and storage1041031051059610510795
55-56 Acommodation and food service activities5960576259615132
58-63 Information and communication8589958881939495
64-66 Financial and insurance activities4440473936404245
68-75 Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities149152167150131160163149
77-82 Administrative and support service activities96989998931019886
84 Public adm., defence, soc. security149139152139121144147141
85 Education157156176159118172172165
86-88 Human health and social work activities370384404386347398395389
90-99 Other service activities8183918375838370

Table 10 
Employed persons aged 15-74, and average number of man-weeks worked (a 37.5 hours) per week, by sex and status. 1 000. Actual working hours, by sex and status. Hours per week

Employed persons aged 15-74, and average number of man-weeks worked (a 37.5 hours) per week, by sex and status. 1 000. Actual working hours, by sex and status. Hours per week
Annual Average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Employed persons total
Both sexes
Total2 6942 7242 6922 7192 7552 7322 7282 699
Salaried employees2 5212 5482 5192 5402 5732 5612 5542 538
Self-employed170172170174178168171158
Family workers33344334
Males
Total1 4271 4421 4221 4361 4641 4481 4451 428
Salaried employees1 3071 3201 3031 3111 3371 3291 3231 314
Self-employed118121118123125118121111
Family workers11121122
Females
Total1 2681 2821 2701 2831 2911 2841 2831 272
Salaried employees1 2131 2291 2161 2301 2361 2321 2321 223
Self-employed5351525152505046
Family workers22223212
 
Employed persons at work
Both sexes
Total2 2562 2712 4182 3461 9812 3382 3272 243
Salaried employees2 1072 1172 2622 1821 8342 1882 1782 103
Self-employed146151154158143147147136
Family workers33244323
Males
Total1 2181 2251 3031 2631 0771 2571 2571 205
Salaried employees1 1151 1161 1941 1479721 1521 1501 105
Self-employed10210810811410410510699
Family workers11121122
Females
Total1 0381 0461 1161 0839041 0801 0691 037
Salaried employees9921 0001 0681 0368621 0361 028998
Self-employed4543474539424037
Family workers22222202
 
Man-weeks worked
Both sexes
Total2 0372 0422 1632 0531 8372 1162 0911 967
Salaried employees1 8871 8912 0111 8941 6891 9711 9551 838
Self-employed149149151156146144136127
Family workers11122102
Males
Total1 1851 1831 2531 1891 0701 2201 2071 122
Salaried employees1 0751 0701 1411 0719591 1111 1051 026
Self-employed10911211211711010910195
Family workers01011001
Females
Total852859910864767896884844
Salaried employees812821870824730860850812
Self-employed3937393936353532
Family workers11011101
 
Actual working hours per week
Both sexes
Total33.933.833.632.834.834.033.732.9
Salaried employees33.633.533.432.634.633.833.732.8
Self-employed38.137.236.737.038.436.734.734.9
Family workers16.816.511.816.522.612.68.319.6
Males
Total36.536.236.135.337.336.436.035.0
Salaried employees36.236.035.835.037.136.236.134.9
Self-employed40.339.138.938.739.938.835.836.1
Family workers15.019.111.516.530.618.27.716.7
Females
Total30.830.830.629.931.931.131.030.6
Salaried employees30.730.830.629.831.831.231.030.5
Self-employed33.032.431.432.734.431.632.031.6
Family workers18.115.112.016.519.211.29.922.3

Table 11 
Employed persons aged 15-74 and absence from work during the whole reference week, by reason for absence and sex (LFS). Per cent

Employed persons aged 15-74 and absence from work during the whole reference week, by reason for absence and sex (LFS). Per cent
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Both sexes
In total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
At work83.783.389.886.371.985.685.383.1
Temporarily absent, total16.316.710.213.728.114.414.716.9
Illness3.43.53.83.52.93.94.53.6
Holiday8.48.42.15.220.85.53.22.6
Taking time off/ working time arrangement1.51.71.42.01.41.91.81.6
Laid off0.00.00.10.00.00.01.04.5
Other reason/ unspecified3.03.02.83.12.93.14.24.6
 
Males
In total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
At work85.384.991.687.973.686.887.084.4
Temporarily absent, total14.715.18.412.126.413.213.015.6
Illness3.02.82.92.72.53.23.63.0
Holiday8.28.32.25.020.25.73.32.6
Taking time off/ working time arrangement1.72.01.72.31.82.32.22.0
Laid off0.10.10.10.00.10.11.04.3
Other reason/ unspecified1.81.91.52.11.91.93.03.6
 
Females
In total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
At work81.981.687.984.470.084.183.481.6
Temporarily absent, total18.118.412.115.630.015.916.618.4
Illness3.94.34.74.33.54.75.54.3
Holiday8.78.51.95.421.45.23.22.6
Taking time off/ working time arrangement1.21.31.21.61.01.61.41.2
Laid off0.00.00.00.00.00.01.14.6
Other reason/ unspecified4.34.24.34.24.14.45.55.8

Table 12 
Employed persons aged 15-74 and absence from work during the whole reference week, by reason for absence and sex (LFS). 1 000

Employed persons aged 15-74 and absence from work during the whole reference week, by reason for absence and sex (LFS). 1 000
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Both sexes
In total2 6942 7242 6922 7192 7552 7322 7282 699
At work2 2552 2702 4182 3461 9812 3382 3272 242
Temporarily absent, total439454274373774394401457
Illness9296101948110712297
Holiday227230561405731498870
Taking time off/ working time arrangement3946395440535044
Laid off11111128121
Other reason/ unspecified808176848085114125
 
Males
In total1 4271 4421 4221 4361 4641 4481 4451 428
At work1 2181 2241 3031 2621 0771 2571 2571 206
Temporarily absent, total209218119174387191188222
Illness4241413936475242
Holiday1171203171296824737
Taking time off/ working time arrangement2429243326333229
Laid off1111111462
Other reason/ unspecified2527223027284352
 
Females
In total1 2681 2821 2701 2831 2911 2841 2831 272
At work1 0381 0461 1161 0839041 0801 0691 038
Temporarily absent, total230236154200387204214234
Illness5055605645607054
Holiday1101092569277674132
Taking time off/ working time arrangement1517152113201816
Laid off0000001459
Other reason/ unspecified5554545452577173

Table 13 
Employees aged 15-74 with temporary jobs, by major industry division (LFS). 1000

Employees aged 15-74 with temporary jobs, by major industry division (LFS). 1000
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Total211202186198225198184189
01-03 Agriculture, forestry and fishing33233323
05-39 Mining etc., manufacture, power and water supply1213111316121113
41-43 Construction10119101410109
45-47 Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles2023192426211821
49-53 Transportation and storage86568655
55-56 Accommodation and food service activities1211910141078
58-63 Information and communication54424555
64-66 Financial and insurance activities11112111
68-82 Real estate, scientific, technical, administrative and support service activities2722212124212020
84 Public adm., defence, soc. security11999991111
85 Education2930283128323128
86-88 Human health and social work activities6159565963595356
90-99 Other service activities1110119119109

Table 14 
Employees aged 15-74 with temporary jobs, by major industry division (LFS). In per cent of all employees

Employees aged 15-74 with temporary jobs, by major industry division (LFS). In per cent of all employees
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Total8.47.97.47.88.77.77.27.5
01-03 Agriculture, forestry and fishing11.39.88.410.89.710.27.58.3
05-39 Mining etc., manufacture, power and water supply4.04.53.94.55.44.23.84.6
41-43 Construction5.15.44.45.07.05.14.94.7
45-47 Domestic trade, car repair shop6.16.65.86.97.66.15.46.2
49-53 Transportation and storage6.85.34.15.26.84.93.84.7
55-56 Accomommodation and food service activities14.512.310.711.115.611.38.59.3
58-63 Information and communication4.93.74.02.43.64.64.95.0
64-66 Financial and insurance activities1.22.72.22.24.12.12.12.1
68-82 Real estate, scientific, technical, administrative and support service activities9.47.67.47.48.47.16.96.8
84 Public adm., defence, soc. security6.05.15.25.05.45.06.06.4
85 Education13.313.312.913.612.514.013.512.3
86-88 Human health and social work activities11.511.010.510.811.710.99.710.3
90-99 Other service activities11.810.010.49.510.99.39.99.1

Table 15 
Unemployed persons aged 15-74, by sex and age (LFS). 1 000 and per cent

Unemployed persons aged 15-74, by sex and age (LFS). 1 000 and per cent
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Unemployed
Both sexes
In total10810610897109108103129
15-24 years3537373937353748
25-54 years6560615162665672
55-74 years89107107109
Males
In total6160605659655772
15-24 years2020202019212125
25-54 years3634323134393041
55-74 years56856566
Females
In total4746484050434657
15-24 years1517171918141623
25-54 years2926291928272631
55-74 years33224243
 
Unemployed as per cent of the labour force
Both sexes
In total3.83.73.93.43.83.83.64.6
15-24 years9.69.910.310.79.59.410.112.8
25-54 years3.53.23.32.73.33.52.93.8
55-74 years1.41.51.81.21.81.21.81.6
Males
In total4.14.04.03.83.94.33.84.8
15-24 years10.510.410.710.89.310.811.212.9
25-54 years3.73.43.33.13.43.93.04.1
55-74 years1.51.92.61.71.91.41.82.0
Females
In total3.63.43.73.13.73.33.54.3
15-24 years8.79.59.810.69.77.88.912.5
25-54 years3.32.93.22.23.13.12.93.5
55-74 years1.21.00.90.71.60.81.71.2

Table 16 
Unemployed persons aged 15-74, by duration of job search (LFS). 1 000 and per cent

Unemployed persons aged 15-74, by duration of job search (LFS). 1 000 and per cent
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
Total10810610897109108103129
1-4 weeks2424232029222530
5-13 weeks2223222123272128
14-26 weeks1716191813141931
27-39 weeks67977757
40-52 weeks1514131114181512
53 weeks and over1413151312121012
 
Total100100100100100100100100
1-4 weeks2223212127202423
5-13 weeks2022202221252022
14-26 weeks1615181912131824
27-39 weeks67876655
40-52 weeks141312111317159
53 weeks and over131214131111109
 
Average duration (weeks)34.028.631.930.827.928.627.824.9

Table 17 
Unemployed persons aged 15-74, by main activity (LFS). 1 000

Unemployed persons aged 15-74, by main activity (LFS). 1 0001
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
1The distribution on main activity is based on the respondents’ self-perception regarding their situation. For example, a lot of unemployed people are attending education as their main activity.
Total110810610897109108103129
Home working121212122
Attended school, studied12629293127282840
Unemployed17267705866726568
Other activities/Unspecified17886147920

Table 18 
Unemployed and underemployed persons aged 15-74, by sex and desired working hours per week. Number of man-weeks (of 37,5 hours) supplied (LFS). 1 000

Unemployed and underemployed persons aged 15-74, by sex and desired working hours per week. Number of man-weeks (of 37,5 hours) supplied (LFS). 1 000
Annual average1st quarter 20192nd quarter 20193rd quarter 20194th quarter 20191st quarter 20202nd quarter 2020
20182019
1Includes the number of man-weeks desired by the unemployed persons and the desired man-weeks minus the present man-weeks of the underemployed persons
Both sexes
Unemployed persons
Total10810610897109108103129
1-19 hours1921261320242514
20-36 hours2421192123201735
37 hours or more6564646366646080
Average working hours desired (hours per week)3232313332313132
Number of man-weeks desired92898986928884111
Underemployed persons
Total6669647076687582
1-19 hours55753567
20-36 hours2526242428262827
37 hours or more3639344044374148
Average working hours desired (hours per week)3434333434333433
Desired man-weeks subtracted present man-weeks2526262629232731
 
Number of man-weeks supplied, total1117115115112121111111142
 
Males
Unemployed persons
Total6160605659655772
1-19 hours78123512117
20-36 hours109710109519
37 hours or more4343414345434046
Average working hours desired (hours per week)3433323534323333
Number of man-weeks desired5553525353554963
Underemployed persons
Total2122222125212732
1-19 hours22322232
20-36 hours67757789
37 hours or more1314121415121621
Average working hours desired (hours per week)3433323434323435
Desired man-weeks subtracted present man-weeks9998971114
 
Number of man-weeks supplied, total16462616162626077
 
Women
Unemployed persons
Total4746484050434657
1-19 hours12131491512147
20-36 hours1412111113111216
37 hours or more2221232022202034
Average working hours desired (hours per week)3029293129292831
Number of man-weeks desired3836373339333548
Underemployed persons
Total4547424951474850
1-19 hours33441335
20-36 hours1919171921192018
37 hours or more2325222629252427
Average working hours desired (hours per week)3434333335343433
Desired man-weeks subtracted present man-weeks1618161819161717
 
Number of man-weeks supplied, total15454535158495265

Table 19 
Employed persons aged 15-74, by sex, occupation and contractual/usual work time. Annual average

Employed persons aged 15-74, by sex, occupation and contractual/usual work time. Annual average
2019
TotalPart-timePercent Part-timeFull-timePercent Full-timeAverage working hours per week
Both sexes
In total2 72468225.02 03374.634.2
1. Managers223187.920591.938.6
2. Professionals74913718.360981.335.8
3. Technicians and associate professionals4326916.136283.835.6
4. Clerical support workers1554428.511071.333.1
5. Service and sales workers59131453.127346.228.2
6. Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers491123.13776.039.5
7. Craft and related trades workers257197.323892.537.5
8. Plant and machine operators and assemblers1451711.712788.037.1
0,9. Other occupations1255242.07157.029.4
 
Males
In total1 44221514.91 22384.836.4
1. Managers146117.913491.839.0
2. Professionals3053010.027489.637.4
3. Technicians and associate professionals2552710.422889.436.8
4. Clerical support workers651219.05380.835.1
5. Service and sales workers1988141.111658.330.5
6. Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers38820.53078.841.1
7. Craft and related trades workers242156.122793.837.8
8. Plant and machine operators and assemblers1311310.111789.637.6
0,9. Other occupations621727.84471.332.6
 
Females
In total1 28246636.481063.231.7
1. Managers7767.97192.137.7
2. Professionals44310724.133575.634.7
3. Technicians and associate professionals1774324.213475.733.8
4. Clerical support workers903235.45864.431.6
5. Service and sales workers39323259.215740.127.0
6. Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers11432.2766.634.0
7. Craft and related trades workers14428.01071.633.6
8. Plant and machine operators and assemblers14426.21073.132.9
0,9. Other occupations633555.72743.026.3

About the statistics

The purpose of the Labour Force Survey is to provide information on the development in employment and unemployment, and on the relationship to the labour market for different groups. The statistics are published quarterly, normally 4 weeks after the end of the quarter.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Concepts and definitions are in accordance with recommendations given by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and EU/Eurostat.

According to the international recommendations persons above a specified age should be classified by their attachment to the labour market in a specified, short period, either a day or a week. In the Norwegian LFS the reference period is one week, and the sample of persons are classified in relation to their situation in that reference week.

Employed persons are persons aged 15-74 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. Persons laid off 100 per cent with a continuous duration of until three months are defined as employed, temporarily absent.

Unemployed persons are persons who were not employed in the reference week, but who had been seeking work during the preceding four weeks, and were available for work in the reference week or within the next two weeks (in 1996-2005 one should be available within two weeks following the time of interview, and until 1996 one should be able to start working in the reference week). Persons laid off 100 per cent are defined as unemployed after three continuous months of leave.

Persons in the labour force are either employed or unemployed. The remaining group of persons is labelled not in the labour force.

Main activity

In addition to the measurement of employment and unemployment according to the international recommendations and definitions, it is also asked a single question in the LFS to all non-employed persons, and to the part-time employed persons, about their main activity. This variable gives the perons' self-perception regarding their activity or status. The purpose is to estimate how many people are in education, homemakers, pensioners etc., and how many have a part-time job besides. We also gain figures on how many of the unemployed people who are attending education. In the tables for those outside the labour force, i.e. neither employed nor unemployed, a group called "looking for work" is specified. They do not satisfy all the requirements to be classified as unemployed, but consider themselves as unemployed. 

Man-hours worked include all actual working hours, i.e. including overtime and excluding absence from work. Persons absent from work are not included in the calculation of actual working hours per week (in average) .

Contractual/usual working hours refer to the weekly number of working hours determined by the working contract. Absence from work because of illness, holidays etc. is not subtracted, and overtime is not included. Employees, whose contractual working hours vary from week to week, give information on both the actual reference week as well as the average of their contractual working hours per week (in the tables published the average numbers are normally used). For employees without contract on working hours, for self-employed and for unpaid family workers, data on their usual weekly working hours are used (as an average of their actual working hours during the last 4 weeks).

Full-time/part-time distinction is based on the contractual/usual working hours. Part-time: 1-36 hours, with exception of persons with 32-36 hours who classify themselves as full-time employed.

Full-time: 37 hours and over, and the cases mentioned above. For persons with more jobs, the working hours in the main and the second job are summarized.

Overtime

Overtime is defined as working hours which exceed the contractual working hours for full-time employees, conducted during a specified reference week. The overtime may be compensated by payment or by time off, or be without any compensation. Up to 2006 these questions were included in the survey only during the 2nd quarter each year. As from 2006 onwards they are included each quarter. 

A major revision of the LFS in 2006 led to a significant break in the time-series for overtime, i.e. lower estimates than published earlier. This was mostly due to changes in the questionnaire concerning working time.

Statistics on overtime include employees working full-time only. For persons with more jobs, the working hours in the main and the second job are summarized in order to classify them as either part- or full-time workers, as in LFS statistics generally.

For those with more jobs, overtime hours in the main job only are included. By calculating the overtime hours as a share of the total number of man-hours worked among full-time employees, the working hours in the second job are, however, included in the denominator. Persons temporarily absent from work are included in the denominator while calculating the share of employees working overtime, mainly to avoid seasonal variations.

Employees who just had an occasional job in the reference week, and on-call workers, are not asked about overtime, but they are included in the denominator if they were full-time employed in the reference week.

As from 2007 imputation is used concerning the overtime variables in case of proxy interviews and partial non-response.

Involuntary part-time employment comprises part-time employed persons seeking longer contractual/usual working hours by registering at the Employment Offices, advertising, contacting present employer etc., and who were able to start with increased working hours within a month.

Permanence of the job

The employees are asked whether they have a permanent job (a work contract of unlimited duration) or a temporary job (a work contract of limited duration). If the person has more than one job, only the main job is classified by permanence.

There are two kinds of working arrangements outside ordinary hours (Monday to Friday from 6 am to 6 pm).

  • Shift work is usually understood as working time outside normally working hours. What counts in the survey as shift work is based on the evaluation of the respondent. For respondents who have not answered the question on shift work, the value is imputed based on the answers they have given with regard to evening, night, Saturday and Sunday work.
  • Work outside ordinary hours, not shift work. This refers to work on evenings, nights, Saturdays and Sundays which is not shift work. Evening work is defined as work between 6 pm and 10 pm. Night work is between 10 pm and 6 am. Respondents who report that they work on one or more of these working time schedules outside ordinary hours are also asked about the frequency of this kind of work during a four week period. This is done for each of the working time schedule separately. Based on this, the work outside regularly hours is divided into the categories "regularly" or "sometimes". For evening and night work, the respondent must have this kind of work on at least half of their working days in the four week period to be defined as having regularly evening work and/or regularly night work. For work on weekends, they must work 2-4 Saturdays and/or 2-4 Sundays during the four week period to be defined as having regularly Saturday and/or Sunday work. The respondents who have these kinds of working schedules, but more seldom than indicated above, are defined as sometimes having this kind of work.

Working hour arrangements outside ordinary daytime are based on the contract for the employees, and on usual working time pattern for the self-employed. Up to 2006 these questions were included in the survey only during the 2nd quarter each year. As from 2006 onwards they are included each quarter, but only for ¼ of the sample, and the results are published once a year: Labour force survey. Patterns of working time.

Course participation refers to job related courses which the respondent was paid to attend. Only courses received during a period of four weeks are included. Up to 2006 these questions were asked only during the 2nd quarter each year. As from 2006 onwards they are included each quarter to the whole sample. Labour force survey. Education and training.

As from 2006 the definition of age was changed from completed years at the end of the year to completed years at the time of the reference week.

The persons are classified by marital status as unmarried, married and previously married according to information given by the respondents. Previously married includes widows, widowers, separated and divorced persons. In the tables married women include cohabitants.

Immigrants are defined as persons born abroad by foreign-born parents who have emigrated toNorway. In statistics based on the Labour Force Survey (LFS) they are divided in two groups by country of birth:

1) Immigrants from EU/EFTA-countries,North-America,AustraliaandNew Zealand. 

2) Immigrants from Eastern Europe except EU, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania except Australia and New Zealand.

Standard classifications

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

The occupational classification is based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations 2008 (ISCO-08). The Norwegian standard has been named STYRK-08 (Notater 17/2011). 

The educational classification is in accordance with the Norwegian Standard Classification of Education (NOS C617).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Labour force survey
Topic: Labour market and earnings

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Labour Market and Wage Statistics

Regional level

County and the whole country.

Frequency and timeliness

Quarterly and annual, but monthly publishing of some key figures seasonally adjusted (averages of the last 3 months). Quarterly figures are normally published 5 weeks after the end of the quarter.

International reporting

The quarterly data files are sent to Eurostat. Tables are sent each month/quarter/year to Eurostat, OECD, ILO and IMF, as well as to the Nordic Yearbook.

Microdata

The basic material (survey results from the interviewers) as well as the statistical files (on the basis of revision and estimation procedures) are stored.

Background

Background and purpose

The main purpose of the survey is to provide data on employment and unemployment, and data on the labour force participation in different sections of the population. The Norwegian LFS started in 1972. For information about the history of the survey, and about breaks in the time-series, please cf. Labour Force Survey 2001 (NOS C748).

Users and applications

The surveys give information to the Labour Market Authorities and other users about the situation on the labour market, and provide data for labour force research and forecasts, as well as for international organizations and mass media.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar.

For more information, see Principles for equal treatment of users in releasing statistics and analyses

Coherence with other statistics

The results from the LFS are used in the National Accounts Statistics.

For statistics at regional levels (counties and municipalities), the Registerbased Employment Statistics are recommended. These statistics also give figures on employees who are immigrants.

Statistics Norway also produces statistics on selected industries based on data from the establishments, containing figures on employment, compensation of employees, value of production and capital formation etc. These statistics contain more detailed information about each industry than it is possible to give from the LFS and the National Accounts Statistics.

Statistics on unemployed persons at the Employment Offices and government measures to promote employment are compiled by NAV on the basis of registers of unemployed persons and applicants for work.

The figures on unemployment based on the LFS differ from the figures on unemployed persons registered at the Employment Offices. The LFS-figures also include unemployed persons not registered at the Employment Offices, some of the participants in government measures to promote employment and some of the disabled persons. On the other hand, some of the registered unemployed are not classified as unemployed in the LFS, on the basis of the information given on seeking and availability for work. As from 2006 persons on lay-off (until 3 months) are no longer classified as unemployed, but as employed persons (temporarily absent from work) in the LFS, while they still are classified as unemployed in the registerbased statistics. However, if the period of lay-off exceeds 3 months, they are classified as unemployed in the LFS as well.

The Population and Housing Censuses (each 10th year) give statistics on employment during the last 12 months, in addition to the situation in a specified reference week. As from 2001 onwards employment data based on administrative registers are used. Statistics on labour conflicts and working days lost are compiled by Statistics Norway on the basis of information supplied mostly by the labour and employers's organizations. The Surveys of Level of Living (by Statistics Norway) give information on physical working environment as well as organizational working conditions.

The main source to describe the situation for the immigrants on the labour market is the registerbased statistics on employment and unemployment. By using data from the LFS as a supplement we will achieve still more information regarding this group, for example on actual and desired working hours, temporary employment and patterns of working time. Moreover the LFS has more data than the registers on job seeking and desire for work.

The main problem using the LFS for statistics on immigrants is the size of the sample and the statistical uncertainty. The group of immigrants in Norway is rather heterogeneous regarding their situation on the labour market, and therefore it is required to divide among at least two groups in the presentation of statistics. A further dividing by other variables will require long time-series in order to draw any conclusions.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act §§ 2-2 and 2-3.

EEA reference

Council Regulation (EC) nos 577/98, 1991/2002 and 2257/2003, and Commission Regulation nos 1575/2000, 1897/2000, 2104/2002, 430/2005 and 377/2008.

Production

Population

The total population aged 15-74 is covered by the LFS. Up to 2006 the group was 16-74, and age defined as completed years at the end of the year. As from 2006 age is defined as completed years at the time of the reference week. Observation unit: person.

Data sources and sampling

The main source for the LFS is quarterly, representative sample surveys based on interview by telephone.

Inhabitants in all municipalities are randomly selected, on the basis of a register of family units. The sample consists of about 12 000 family units (24 000 persons) each quarter. Each family member aged 15-74 participates in the survey, answering questions about their situation during a specified reference week. As from 1996 each family participates in the survey 8 times during a period of 8 quarters (before 1996: 4 times during 6 quarters). Up to 1996 a two stage sampling procedure was applied. For more information, please cf. Labour Force Survey 2001 (NOS C748).

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Interview by telephone. Information from previous interviews are used while asking about any changes in the situation, instead of the same, comprehensive data collection every time. For the coding of industry, information from some registers is also used. Demographic data are collected from the Central Population Register, and data on education are based on a register of individual data collected by Statistics Norway from the educational institutions (but questions are also asked to get more updated information).

The respondent is usually the same person as the observation unit (but proxy interviews are done if it is not possible to get in contact with the observation unit; 14-15 per cent of the interviews are done by asking near family members). Data are collected weekly, i.e. the LFS is a continuous survey (all weeks are covered). Up to 1st quarter 1996 (from 2nd quarter 1988) the survey was based on one reference week each month, and in previous years on one week each quarter. Participation in the survey is compulsory, but compulsory fines are not used.

As the data collection is made by use of computer-assisted interviews, some procedures for electronic control of the registration of answers are included in the questionnaire, for example concerning the number of working hours during the reference week. In some cases the interviewers become a "warning" by recording an answer, in other cases maximum or minimum values have been set beforehand.

The analysis unit is person. The absolute numbers from the LFS are presented in the form of estimated total for the entire population aged 15-74. The weights or inflation factors vary, but have an average of about 195 for quarterly figures in 2017.

 The estimation method uses more demographic data and register information relevant to the connection to the labour market in order to minimize standard errors and correct more for bias in the response sample in LFS since the nonresponse is not random. New method was launched in April 2018, is also used on LFS data back to 2006 to get the most comparable time series.

The estimation method in LFS is done in several stages, and are called multiple model calibration (MMK). Initially, the main labor market status of LFS, which is employed, unemployed, outside the workforce, are modeled consistent with a multinomial logit model, explained with a number of register variables known to all in the population. The register information are registered completely unemployed, on measures and persons with disabilities at NAV, register information on disability pensioners, education level, marital status, family size and immigrant category, country of origin, gender and age, residence, and information from the A scheme and the Tax Recovery Register. The model provides predictive probabilities every month for each main labor market status in LFS for everybody in the population.

The monthly weights in LFS are calibrated using these predicted probabilities and some register variables directly[1]. This means that the weights also become consistent with the population for the number in the population register by gender, different age groups and region, as well as consistent weights for the number of full / part-time wage earners by gender and registered employed (yes/no) cross classified by immigrants in 2 groups.

Multiple model calibration provides some variance reduction, utilizing more efficiently that we have available good help information about everyone in the population from various registries that Statistics Norway has linked.

The initial weights before calibration are the ratio of the number of people in the population to the gross sample per. county (NUTS3), and takes into account that people in different counties have different probabilities of being selected to LFS sample.

For more detailed technical information about the new estimation method, please see Documents 2018/16 [https://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/artikler-og-publikasjoner/new-estimation-methodology-for-the-norwegian-labour-force-survey]

Week-proportional weighting of the months in quarterly averages

LFS have continuous data collection. In order for all reference weeks to weighted evenly in quarterly averages, we now make week-proportional adjustment of monthly weights in our quarterly averages. That is, the monthly weights are multiplied by 4/13 or 5/13 depending on whether the months in the LFS contain respectively 4 or 5 whole weeks. Weekly proportional weighting of quarterly average has been made on all quarterly figures in our StatBank back to 2006. Before that is the even adjustment off all monthly weights was used, i.e. multiplied by 1/3 for all months.



[1]That the weights are consistent for a register variable, such as gender, means that the sum of the weights in the responses in the LFS equals the number of the population for each category of the register variable, such as the number of men and the number of women in the population

Seasonal adjustment

Quarterly figures from LFS are not seasonally adjusted

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

New estimation method published in April 2018 uses more registers that will reduce nonresponse bias and sample uncertainty. This leads to a slightly lower level of employed and almost correspondingly higher levels for people outside the workforce than the previous method. The total number of unemployed changes only a little. To get the most comparable figures, the time series are revised back to 2006 in our StatBank. However, the adjustments vary slightly between groups and over time.

Breaks in the series up to 2001 are described in the publication Labour Force Survey 2001 (NOS C748).

The concepts in LFS are defined in accordance with international recommendations, cf item 4.1, to ensure comparability among the countries.

As from 2006 the LFS was revised, mainly to be in accordance with the EU-requirements based on new ILO recommendations. Some definitions and parts of the questionnaire were changed, and some new variables were added. As from 2006 age is defined as completed years at the time of the reference week, instead of completed years at the end of the year, as earlier. Moreover the lower age limit to be covered by the survey was lowered from 16 to 15, in accordance with the surveys in other countries.

These changes from 2006 led to breaks in the time-series for the LFS estimates. The revised survey gives some lower estimates for unemployment (1 000 persons as an annual average for 2006) and some higher estimates for employment (8 000 in 2006). A break in the time series also occured for the estimates of actual working hours per week and man-hours worked. For more information, please cf. http://www.ssb.no/aku_en/. Quarterly data for 2006 are published according to both the revised and the unrevised LFS, in order to improve the comparability for the figures between 2006 and 2005. The breaks in the time-series were most significant for figures divided by age groups.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

In all surveys errors may occur in connection with both the collection and the processing of data. The use of proxy interviews (asking near family members instead of the observation unit) often increase the problems of measurement. As an average the employment is underestimated because of proxy interviews.

The size of the nonresponse as a percentage of the gross sample has varied widely since the LFS began in 1972. The 20 first years were generally around 10-12 percent. In the years 1992-1997 it was particularly low, only 6-8 percent. Subsequently, the nonresponse rate gradually increased to 21 per cent in 2013. After systematic work,  the nonresponse has been reduced to around 14 per cent in 2018.

 Correction for total non-response is done in the estimating procedure. Partial non-response is adjusted for some variables.

Variance

The standard error for the quarterly average for the number of unemployed aged 15-74 is around 4600 in 2017. It corresponds to a coefficient of variation of 3.9 per cent. The standard error for the quarterly average for the number of employed aged 15-74 in LFS is about 8600 people in 2017. The coefficient of variation for employment figures will then be around 0.29 percent. More calculations will later be published in our StatBank.

If the reader wants an indication of the size of the standard error for quarterly figures and annual averages for other variables or group divisions, see the table below. These indications are only guiding, and can not be interpreted as precise calculations for any variable. Changes between two surveys will usually have the same absolute uncertainty as the two figures which are compared.

 

 

Indication of the standard error for other variables than in StatBank table 09937 and 09938

 
 

Quarterly figures

 

Annual averages

 

Absolute figures

As per cent of estimated value

Absolute figures

As per cent of estimated value

 
           

5 000

800

16,0

500

10,0

 

7 000

900

12,9

600

8,6

 

10 000

1 100

11,0

700

7,0

 

20 000

1 600

8,0

1 100

5,5

 

30 000

1 900

6,3

1 300

4,3

 

40 000

2 200

5,5

1 500

3,8

 

50 000

2 500

5,0

1 700

3,4

 

60 000

2 700

4,5

1 800

3,0

 

70 000

2 900

4,1

1 900

2,7

 

100 000

3 500

3,5

2 300

2,3

 

200 000

4 800

2,4

3 200

1,6

 

300 000

5 800

1,9

3 900

1,3

 

400 000

6 600

1,7

4 400

1,1

 

500 000

7 200

1,4

4 800

1,0

 

1 000 000

9 100

0,9

6 100

0,6

 

1 700 000

9 600

0,6

6 400

0,4

 

2 000 000

9 100

0,5

6 100

0,3

 

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