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Increased share of men in the workforce
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Labour force surveyQ1 2012

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Increased share of men in the workforce

From the 1st quarter of 2011 to the 1st quarter of 2012, the labour force participation among men rose by 1.2 percentage points. In this year’s first quarter, the share of men aged 15-74 participating in the labour force was 74.5 per cent. The corresponding share for women was 68.3 per cent, almost unchanged from the previous year.

Labour force and employed persons. Seasonally-adjusted figures and trend figures, three-month moving average in 1 000. 2006-2012

From the 1st quarter of 2011 to the same quarter of 2012, the number of men in the workforce rose by 46 000, and the number of women by 14 000. The population growth of women was, however, stronger than the growth of labour force participants, while it was the other way around for men. The development of the labour force participation rate therefore differed between men and women. The labour force participation rate for the entire population was 71.4 per cent in the 1st quarter of 2012, up 0.5 percentage points from the same quarter of 2011.

Employment up by 59 000 since last year

During the period from the 1st quarter of 2011 to the 1st quarter of 2012, the number of employed persons in Norway increased by 59 000. The strongest growth took place among those aged 24 years or less. In this group, the growth was mainly in the form of an increase in part-time working. The majority of the part-time employed persons under 25 years are also studying. From the 1st quarter of 2011 to the same quarter of 2012, there was an increase of 29 000 persons working full-time. The main part of this increase was among men, while the increase in people working part-time related to both men and women.

Seasonally-adjusted figures also show increased employment in the short term

Adjusted for seasonal variations, the number of employed persons increased by 23 000 from the 4th quarter of 2011 to the 1st quarter of 2012. The unemployment rate was 3.2 per cent of the labour force in the 1st quarter of 2012, down 0.2 percentage points from the 4th quarter of 2011. The decrease is within the LFS margin of error. Adjustments for seasonal variations allow for the analysis of underlying developments in the labour market. Seasonally-adjusted figures are presented in a separate article . The rest of the figures in this article are not seasonally adjusted.

Unemployed (LFS), registered unemployed and registered employed plus government measures to promote employment. Seasonally-adjusted figures, three- month moving average in 1 000. 2006-2012

Stable unemployment

In the 1st quarter this year, the 86 000 unemployed corresponded to 3.2 per cent of the labour force - the same as in the 1st quarter of 2011. Twenty-nine per cent of the unemployed were long-term unemployed - down 5 percentage points compared with the same quarter last year. Long-term unemployed are persons who have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks.

45 000 underemployed women

Underemployed are part-time employed who have tried to find more work. In the 1st quarter of 2012, there were 61 000 underemployed - whereof 45 000 were women. As a proportion of all part-time employed people, the share of underemployed decreased from 10 per cent in the 1st quarter of 2011 to 9 per cent in the 1st quarter of 2012.

The time the 61 000 underemployed wanted to work extra in the 1st quarter of 2012 corresponded to 20 000 full-time jobs. Adding the time that the unemployed wanted to work that quarter, the work wanted by these two groups corresponded to 95 000 full-time jobs.

The labour force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons between 15-74 years of age. From the 1st quarter of 2011 to the 1st quarter of 2012, the LFS shows that employment rose by 59 000 persons and unemployment rose by 2 000 persons. This gives an increase in the labour force of 61 000 persons. In the same period, the population also increased by 61 000 persons, so the labour force participation rate increased somewhat.

Coherence between the concepts

Unemployed + Employed = Labour force

Labour force + Outside the labour force = Population

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