Fewer employed in Rogaland
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The statistics provide the number of employees by counties in the public administration and private sector (including public enterprises). From the 4th quarter of 2015 to the 4th quarter of 2016, the share of the population in employment decreased by 0.5 percentage points.

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StatBank table 07984 were corrected at 10:45 am on 22 March 2017. 

Fewer employed in Rogaland

Between the 4th quarter of 2015 and the 4th quarter of 2016 the number of employed persons in the county of Rogaland decreased by 2.2 per cent. Of all the counties, the change in employment was largest here. For the country as a whole, the number in employment increased by 0.2 per cent.

Employed persons 15-74 years, by county of work. Person and per cent1
PersonsPer cent
20162015 - 20162015 - 2016
1As from 2015, the statistics are based on new data sources (a-ordningen), see further details in «About the statistics». The total number of employed persons is no longer coordinated with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as before 2015, and does not correspond any more with LFS’s total number of employed. The figures for 2015 and onwards are therefore not comparable with the figures for previous years. For more information, see the article linked to the 2015-figures: http://www.ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn/statistikker/regsys/aar/2016-05-27
The whole country2 591 9034 1990.2
Østfold116 6237500.6
Akershus266 7593 1781.2
Oslo457 1775 7981.3
Hedmark85 959-205-0.2
Oppland86 9421570.2
Buskerud124 5921 2241.0
Vestfold105 0345100.5
Telemark74 2513660.5
Aust-Agder47 406740.2
Vest-Agder85 824-1 040-1.2
Rogaland231 817-5 265-2.2
Hordaland251 894-1 799-0.7
Sogn og Fjordane54 1443750.7
Møre og Romsdal126 813-889-0.7
Sør-Trøndelag163 0521 2860.8
Nord-Trøndelag62 0533110.5
Nordland114 9771 0370.9
Troms - Romsa83 4598941.1
Finnmark - Finnmárku36 8682720.7

Apart from a slight decline in employment for those working in Hedmark, employment grew for all counties in Northern Norway, Eastern Norway and in Trøndelag. The situation in Southern and Western Norway was somewhat different, with reduced employment in all counties except Øst-Agder and Sogn og Fjordane, where employment grew by 0.2 and 0.7 per cent respectively. 

More employed women

The increase in employment from the 4th quarter of 2015 to the 4th quarter of 2016 was due to an increase of around 4 000 women in employment and a marginal decline in the number of employed men. The development was primarily driven by decreases in employment in male dominated industries, such as mining and quarrying and manufacturing by 11.8 and 3.6 per cent. Between 76 and 80 per cent of the employees in these industries are male. Women are overrepresented in education and human health and social work activities. In the same period, employment in these industries grew by 1.6 and 1.5 per cent respectively. 

Fewer employed in secondary industries

The decline in mining and quarrying and manufacturing led to lower employment in secondary industries, despite an increase of 2.3 per cent in construction. The number of employed persons decreased by 1.8 per cent in the 4th quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year. The secondary industries employ 19.4 per cent of all employees. A total of 2.2 per cent of all employed persons had their main job in the primary industries in the reference period, following a decrease in employment of 2.8 per cent from the previous year. 

Nearly one in three employed in public administration

In the 4th quarter of 2016, almost 824 000 had their main job in public administration, an increase of 1.2 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2015. During the same period, the number of employees in the private sector (including public enterprises) decreased by 0.3 per cent to just under 1.8 million employees. 

Lower share of employment

Despite the slight increase in employment, the share of the population in employment fell due to a population growth (0.9 per cent) that was higher than the employment growth (0.2 per cent). From the 4th quarter of 2015 to the 4th quarter of 2016, the share of the population in employment decreased by 0.5 percentage points. For people aged 15 to 74, the share in employment was 65.6 per cent. The only county where the share in employment went up was Finnmark, with an increase of 0.2 percentage points.