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Labour costs highest in oil and gas
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Labour costs highest in oil and gas

The average labour costs per full-time equivalent employee in oil and gas extraction and mining were NOK 684 000 in 2000. In comparison, in other financial intermediation the total labour costs were NOK 593 000 and in computer activities the total labour costs were NOK 555 000.

Labour costs are the total costs of having an employee, and include direct costs and indirect costs.

In manufacturing the average labour costs per full-time equivalent employee were NOK 353 000, in electricity supply NOK 415 000, in construction NOK 350 000, in wholesale and retail trade NOK 332 000, in hotels and restaurants NOK 274 000, in transport and communication NOK 360 000, in financial intermediation NOK 470 000, in business activities and real estate NOK 460 000, in private education NOK 323 000, in health and social work NOK 312 000 and in social and personal service activities NOK 361 000.

Direct costs

Included in direct costs we find costs such as wages and salaries, holiday pay and other costs for days not worked.

In manufacturing the direct costs were 82.6 per cent of the total labour costs, in construction 82.3 per cent of the total, and in wholesale and retail trade the direct costs were 82.0 per cent of the total labour costs. In hotels and restaurants the direct costs were 85.3 per cent and in oil and gas extraction and mining the direct costs were 72.0 per cent.

Indirect costs

Indirect costs include salaries in kind, costs for safety and health, social contributions, taxes and training costs.

In manufacturing the indirect costs were NOK 61 300 or 17.4 per cent of the total labour costs, in construction NOK 62 000 or 17.7 per cent of the total, and in wholesale and retail trade the indirect costs were NOK 59 700 or 18.0 per cent of the total labour costs. In hotels and restaurants the indirect costs were NOK 40 000 or 14.7 per cent and in oil and gas extraction and mining the indirect costs were NOK 183 000 or 28.0 per cent.

About the statistical basis

The statistics are based on information from a sample of 3 477 enterprises with 10 or more employees that all together had 433 000 full-time equivalent employees. The sample covers 89 enterprises in oil and gas extraction and mining, 1 187 enterprises in manufacturing, 39 enterprises in electricity supply, 351 enterprises in construction, 635 enterprises in wholesale and retail trade, 192 enterprises in hotels and restaurants, 200 enterprises in transport and communication, 81 enterprises in financial intermediation, 297 enterprises in business activities and real estate, 66 enterprises in private education, 158 enterprises in health and social work and 182 enterprises in social and personal service activities. The statistics do not include agriculture, forestry, fishing, public administration and defence.

For more information, see 'About the statistics'.

Also other European countries will publish statistics from labour cost surveys 2000 in 2002.

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