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Number of employments, wage earners, and average monthly basic earnings, by sex
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage change
Number of employments
Both sexes2 910 0272.0
Males1 504 4692.7
Females1 405 5581.4
 
Number of employees
Both sexes2 638 8332.0
Males1 396 2482.6
Females1 242 5851.3
 
Average monthly basic earnings (NOK)
Both sexes44 0603.4
Males46 3903.3
Females41 1603.5

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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)
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
Both sexes
All ages2 910 0272.044 0603.4
Less than 25 years390 3172.028 7403.5
25-39 years973 8932.440 7603.3
40-54 years973 3061.448 3103.3
55-66 years509 4362.648 8703.5
67 years or older63 0753.645 7504.4
 
Males
All ages1 504 4692.746 3903.3
Less than 25 years189 0682.429 6703.6
25-39 years512 1993.042 1503.3
40-54 years503 7951.851 2603.2
55-66 years261 7353.452 8803.2
67 years or older37 6725.648 6904.0
 
Females
All ages1 405 5581.441 1603.5
Less than 25 years201 2491.627 5003.2
25-39 years461 6941.739 0203.3
40-54 years469 5110.844 7803.4
55-66 years247 7011.744 0703.7
67 years or older25 4030.839 7904.4

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)
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
Østfold130 5811.240 4303.3
Akershus301 1222.445 2403.1
Oslo522 5483.349 3803.9
Hedmark93 3090.440 2703.5
Oppland93 4371.039 6003.0
Buskerud137 6451.742 0703.4
Vestfold116 5721.341 6702.7
Telemark81 7102.041 2603.0
Aust-Agder53 0251.741 2603.6
Vest-Agder97 3742.541 7102.7
Rogaland265 8642.746 0803.3
Hordaland283 6191.843 7903.1
Sogn og Fjordane60 2531.640 4703.1
Møre og Romsdal140 7241.941 4603.0
Trøndelag247 6281.442 7803.4
Nordland126 8300.141 1603.0
Troms - Romsa94 5841.241 8503.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku41 2161.840 7503.2
County not stated7 28820.338 53011.8
Not mainland Norway14 6986.952 7106.1

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)
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
All industries2 910 0272.044 0603.4
Agriculture, forestry and fishing35 4393.837 3003.9
Mining and quarrying58 4125.362 1001.9
Manufacture222 1633.144 7603.4
Electricity, water supply, sewerage, waste management33 4632.350 1203.2
Construction241 1394.242 1002.9
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles377 862-0.239 6703.3
Transportation and storage143 9310.143 3903.6
Accommodation and food service activities118 4123.631 5804.9
Information and communication97 6655.156 9703.4
Financial and insurance activities46 9091.661 0107.9
Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities174 0333.454 9703.1
Administrative and support service activities164 8273.738 3303.3
Public adm., defence, soc. security184 1420.948 0903.9
Education251 6561.244 7202.5
Human health and social work activities639 3671.339 7502.8
Other service activities119 3902.741 4403.0
Unspecified1 21714.758 970:

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

Number of employments, by immigrant category and country background
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage change
 
First generation immigrants without Norwegian background
Nordic countries46 544-0.3
Western Europe else47 6483.9
EU countries in Eastern Europe136 5433.2
Eastern Europe else42 3865.8
North America and Oceania7 3786.8
Asia131 4257.8
Africa51 59210.1
South and Central America15 8157.3
Non-residents
Nordic countries23 040-0.3
Western Europe else7 9757.8
EU countries in Eastern Europe58 18319.2
Eastern Europe else1 40217.0
North America and Oceania483-8.2
Asia1 410-8.4
Africa388-11.8
South and Central America25111.1

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
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
All industries2 910 0272.0258 356-1.4316 5630.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing35 4393.85 0403.66 3278.1
Mining and quarrying58 4125.33 366-12.16 31966.6
Manufacture222 1633.114 176-16.120 90711.4
Electricity, water supply, sewerage, waste management33 4632.32 218-25.22 959-17.0
Construction241 1394.227 0622.036 8423.9
Wholesale and retail trade: repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles377 862-0.241 0695.240 4211.0
Transportation and storage143 9310.113 994-6.214 172-10.9
Accommodation and food service activities118 4123.616 8445.120 91310.1
Information and communication97 6655.19 3840.114 1136.7
Financial and insurance activities46 9091.64 02323.64 76760.9
Real estate, professional, scientific and technical activities174 0333.420 701-2.326 360-5.0
Administrative and support service activities164 8273.721 82511.427 7732.0
Public adm., defence, soc. security184 1420.910 421-15.111 982-17.3
Education251 6561.210 9713.113 854-9.1
Human health and social work activities639 3671.342 687-7.450 967-7.2
Other service activities119 3902.713 9542.017 1100.2
Unspecified1 21714.7621-14.677717.9

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
2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20192nd quarter 20192nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 2019
Absolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage changeAbsolute numbersPercentage change
Sum all sectors2 910 0272.0250 525-1.7308 7320.0
Private sector, public enterprises, and unspecified1 928 1462.5197 7840.0244 3943.1
Local government656 4361.142 209-2.849 488-11.2
Central government325 4451.310 532-22.214 850-7.9

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

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