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Number of employments and earnings

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Key figures

3.2 %

increased average monthly basic earnings

Number of employments, wage earners, and average monthly basic earnings, by sex
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage change
Number of employments
Both sexes2 860 6032.0
Males1 473 6042.8
Females1 386 9991.1
 
Number of employees
Both sexes2 602 7002.0
Males1 371 5612.7
Females1 231 1391.1
 
Average monthly basic earnings (NOK)
Both sexes43 8703.2
Males46 2103.0
Females40 9903.3

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Table 1 
Number of employments and average monthly basic earnings, by sex

Number of employments and average monthly basic earnings, by sex
Number of employmentsAverage monthly basic earnings (NOK)
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
Both sexes
All ages2 860 6032.043 8703.2
Less than 25 years379 0641.228 4503.5
25-39 years958 1762.440 6403.1
40-54 years963 2551.448 1503.1
55-66 years500 9022.648 6603.3
67 years or older59 2065.245 4703.6
 
Males
All ages1 473 6042.846 2103.0
Less than 25 years183 3272.029 2503.5
25-39 years501 7673.242 0503.1
40-54 years496 8502.151 1202.9
55-66 years256 5363.552 6903.0
67 years or older35 1247.248 4303.3
 
Females
All ages1 386 9991.140 9903.3
Less than 25 years195 7370.527 3803.2
25-39 years456 4091.638 9003.1
40-54 years466 4050.644 6103.2
55-66 years244 3661.643 8603.6
67 years or older24 0822.439 5003.6

Table 2 
Number of employments and average monthly basic earnings, by county

Number of employments and average monthly basic earnings, by county
Number of employmentsAverage monthly basic earnings (NOK)
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
Østfold128 8221.640 3103.1
Akershus297 5863.545 0402.9
Oslo513 5123.149 0503.6
Hedmark92 1960.440 0403.2
Oppland92 0961.339 4702.9
Buskerud135 6601.441 8103.0
Vestfold114 2991.841 5202.5
Telemark79 7241.141 0002.8
Aust-Agder51 6182.041 1303.0
Vest-Agder94 7691.541 6502.7
Rogaland261 0634.645 9503.6
Hordaland278 5232.143 6903.4
Sogn og Fjordane58 7541.940 4703.0
Møre og Romsdal137 4941.541 3202.8
Trøndelag244 2221.142 6003.1
Nordland125 0170.141 0603.0
Troms - Romsa94 1491.741 6703.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku40 7461.340 5503.0
County not stated6 17631.737 9603.0
Not mainland Norway14 177-30.952 7502.5

Table 3 
Number of employments and average monthly basic earnings, by industry division (17 groups, SIC2007)

Number of employments and average monthly basic earnings, by industry division (17 groups, SIC2007)
Number of employmentsAverage monthly basic earnings (NOK)
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
All industries2 860 6032.043 8703.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing30 5743.038 2203.6
Mining and quarrying57 3614.762 1602.0
Manufacture219 0842.944 5503.1
Electricity, water supply, sewerage, waste management32 9101.750 0203.0
Construction236 4204.741 9202.6
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles370 679-0.239 3003.3
Transportation and storage142 3420.643 0102.8
Accommodation and food service activities109 7612.431 2705.1
Information and communication95 9324.956 5003.3
Financial and insurance activities46 7491.660 0707.1
Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities170 7074.054 5502.8
Administrative and support service activities158 0233.338 2303.4
Public adm., defence, soc. security183 6110.647 8703.8
Education250 6241.344 7402.5
Human health and social work activities638 5451.339 6802.7
Other service activities116 2003.241 0602.6
Unspecified1 08120.160 28015.3

Table 4 
Number of employments, by immigrant category and country background

Number of employments, by immigrant category and country background
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage change
 
First generation immigrants without Norwegian background
Nordic countries46 106-0.3
Western Europe else46 3354.2
EU countries in Eastern Europe132 2924.1
Eastern Europe else41 3495.6
North America and Oceania7 0925.4
Asia127 3468.0
Africa49 74110.0
South and Central America15 1487.0
Non-residents
Nordic countries22 298-4.0
Western Europe else7 33512.3
EU countries in Eastern Europe50 55621.5
Eastern Europe else1 10313.2
North America and Oceania5051.4
Asia1 242-0.6
Africa3791.6
South and Central America2133.9

Table 5 
Net employment destructions and creations, by industry division (17 groups, SIC2007)

Net employment destructions and creations, by industry division (17 groups, SIC2007)
Number of employmentsNet employment destructions, all enterprisesNet employment creations, all enterprises
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
All industries2 860 6032.0251 7091.2308 0341.9
Agriculture, forestry and fishing30 5743.04 2525.35 152-3.4
Mining and quarrying57 3614.73 133-23.15 70024.9
Manufacture219 0842.914 659-16.720 86819.0
Electricity, water supply, sewerage, waste management32 9101.72 277-23.12 821-21.7
Construction236 4204.725 5310.136 0942.5
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles370 679-0.240 6096.039 8720.9
Transportation and storage142 3420.613 218-11.714 036-6.2
Accommodation and food service activities109 7612.416 17213.018 7653.0
Information and communication95 9324.98 807-2.113 28111.7
Financial and insurance activities46 7491.63 4614.34 18953.0
Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities170 7074.019 392-6.125 9591.7
Administrative and support service activities158 0233.319 87016.424 991-5.1
Public adm., defence, soc. security183 6110.610 819-1.111 872-13.8
Education250 6241.311 1909.014 418-5.6
Human health and social work activities638 5451.344 9966.952 8892.6
Other service activities116 2003.212 7970.116 4205.1
Unspecified1 08120.1526-40.270720.0

Table 6 
Net employment destructions and creations, by sector

Net employment destructions and creations, by sector
Number of employmentsNet employment destructions, all enterprisesNet employment creations, all enterprises
1st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 20191st quarter 20191st quarter 2018 - 1st quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
Sum all sectors2 860 6032.0245 8881.7302 2132.4
Private sector, public enterprises, and unspecified1 881 1962.5190 2941.5235 6455.0
Local government653 6741.144 4124.551 821-3.7
Central government325 7331.111 182-5.014 747-13.3

About the statistics

The statistics show the number of people working in Norwegian enterprises and their earnings. The purpose is to show changes in the number of jobs, number of employees, and earnings for each quarter compared to the same quarter the year before. The statistics include both residents and non-residents as well as all age groups.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

The statistics of the number of wage earners and employments are based on reported information from A-ordningen for the middle month of a given quarter. Statistics Norway follows the recommendations of the International Labour Organization (ILO) regarding preparation of labor statistics in the choice of key concepts and definitions.

Job-related characteristics

Employed persons are persons who performed paid work of at least one hour's duration in the reference week, as well as persons who have such work but who were temporarily absent due to illness, vacation, paid leave, etc. Employed persons include wage earners and self-employed persons.

Wage earners are persons who receive compensation for work in the form of wages. Fore wage earners with more than one employment, one is established as the most important (i.e., the main employment).

Employment: A person may have several employments (jobs) in different enterprises.

Employer-related characteristics

The characteristics of place of work and industry division are obtained from the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE) and apply to the enterprise where the person works.

Information about the sector is retrieved from the CRE. Sector is classified according to the Classification of Institutional Sector.

Personal characteristics

Characteristics such as place of residence, sex, and age are obtained from the National Registry.

Residents are defined as persons registered in the National Registry and also include temporary residents who plan on staying in Norway for six months or more.

Non-residents are defined as persons registered in the National Registry with a planned stay in Norway of less than six months. Non-residents include persons with a temporary social security number (D-number) or registered as emigrants, but who work in Norway.

Immigrants are defined as persons who are born abroad, have foreign-born parents and grandparents, and later immigrated to Norway. Data on immigration status and country background are retrieved from registries at Statistics Norway.

Standard classifications

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

The occupational classification is in accordance with the Standard Classification of Occupations (STYRK-08), which is based on ISCO-08 (COM).

The sector classification is in accordance with the Classification of Institutional Sector.

Breakdown by county and municipality is in accordance with the list of counties and municipalities as of the 1st in the middle month of a given quarter.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Number of employments and earnings
Topic: Labour market and earnings

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Responsible division

Division for Labour Market and Wage Statistics

Regional level

Municipality, county, and the country as a whole

Frequency and timeliness

Quarterly

International reporting

None

Microdata

Source data are permanently stored.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the current statistics is to elucidate changes in the number of employments and wage earners, as well as provide tables of the development at a detailed regional level (municipalities and counties) that we do not have in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) or the quarerly national accounts.

The statistics are based on A-ordningen. A-ordningen was established in 2015 and is a common reporting system for everyone disbursing wages, pension, and other benefits. It is based on monthly reporting of relevant information in the form of a so-called a-melding, which is transmitted electronically to the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), the Norwegian Tax Administration, and Statistics Norway.

The statistics were first published in January 2018, with figures dating back to 1st quarter 2016.

Users and applications

Public administration and local administration in particular, employers' and employees' organisations, media, individual companies, and researchers

Equal treatment of users

No external user has access to the figures until 8 a.m. on the day of publication at https://www.ssb.no/en/. Notice about the publication are given in the statistics calendar at least three months in advance.

Coherence with other statistics

Comparison with other employment statistics

There are two different approaches that can be used when describing employment in Norway:

  1. the participation of the population in the labor market
  2. enterprises' use of labor in the production of goods and services

When looking at the population's participation in the labor market, the population is normally limited to persons aged 15-74 years and registered as residents in Norway. This approach is used in the annual registry-based employment statistics and in the Labor Force Survey (LFS).

When looking at the enterprises's use of labor in the production of goods and services, it is common to include all employed persons who have their place of work in Norwegian enterprises, regardless of age and whether the employee is registered as a resident of Norway or not. This approach is used by the national accounts and structural statistics. It is also this population that is used in the current statistics on the number of wage earners and employments (see the Production section for more information).

The annual registry-based employment statistics describe employment and industry division at a detailed regional level. The statistics are based on persons registered as residents of Norway according to the National Registry and working in Norwegian enterprises. The criterion is that you are expected to stay for at least six months in the country. Employed persons include wage earners and self-employed persons. The statistics include employed persons per 4th quarter (reference week in November). For employed pearsons with more than one employment, one is identified as the most important. The main difference between the quarterly statistics on the number of employments and the annual registry-based employment statistics is that the latter statistics also includes self-employed persons, but it does not include wage earners on short-term stays (i.e., planned stay of less than six months). In addition, the registry-based employment statistics are restricted to 15-74 years, while there are no age limits in the statistics on the number of employments and wage earners.

When it comes to reporting the number of employments in the national accounts and other economic statistics, this is also based on Norwegian enterprises, regardless of whether the person is resident or not. This is the same approach as in the current statistics.

Legal authority

The Statistical Act $3-2 (Administrative Registers)

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

These statistics are based on the enterprises’ use of labor in the production of goods and services in Norway (see the Coherence with other statistics subsection under the Background section for more information). When looking at the enterprises’ use of labor in the production of goods and services, it is common to include all employed persons who have their place of work in Norwegian enterprises, regardless of age and whether the employee is resident in Norway or not. This also includes foreign employees on short-term stays (non-residents).

Employed persons include wage earners and self-employed persons. Only the former are reported to A-ordningen. Therefore, the current statistics only cover employments (i.e., jobs) among wage earners.

Data sources and sampling

Data sources

The main source of the statistics is A-ordningen, which is a coordinated digital collection of employment, income, and tax deductions for the Norwegian Tax Administration, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare  Administration (NAV), and Statistics Norway. This means that Statistics Norway receives information about wages and employees directly from the so-called a-meldingen, which is the electronic message containing all the information collected. More information may be found on https://www.skatteetaten.no/bedrift-og-organisasjon/arbeidsgiver/a-meldingen/.

In addition to A-ordningn, other registers are used, the most important being Vernepliktsverket and Enhetsregisteret and the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE).

Sampling

Not relevant

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data collection

The statistics have no data collection, but are based on a number of different registries:

  • Statistics Norway receives monthly data from A-ordningen.
  • Statistics Norway receives monthly data from Vernepliktsverket.
  • Variables such as place of work and industry division are obtained from Enhetsregisteret and the Central Register of Business Establishments and Enterprises (CRE).
  • Personal characteristics are obtained from the National Registry.

Editing

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Statistics Norway’s common rules of confidentiality are followed.

Comparability over time and space

Comparable figures are available from 1st quarter 2016 onwards.

These statistics are not comparable to the annual register-based employment statistics or the Labour Force Survey (LFS), as they are based on another population. Nor will the statistics be completely comparable to the employment figures in the national accounts, although the population is essentially similar. The difference is due to the fact that the national accounts publish figures for employed persons, which also include self-employed persons. In addition, the number of employed persons in the national accounts is given as an average for all months in the quarter. For more information, see the Background section.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The statistics are based on A-ordningen. The quality of A-ordningen is generally good. Nevertheless, some errors might occur.

Measurement and processing errors

Some errors might occur due to incorrect reporting of the information (measurement error). Furthermore, errors might occur as the result of data processing conducted at Statistics Norway (processing error).

There are indications of gradual improvement in the reporting to A-ordningen from 2015 to 2016, even though the reporting during the first year of A-ordningen (2015) is considered as being good. Therefore, figures are published from 1st quarter 2016 onwards.

More uncertainty is expected in the number of wage earners and employments at a detailed regional level than at a more aggregated level (e.g., the country as a whole).

Dropout error

Not relevant

Sample error

Not relevant

Revision

Not relevant