Still more shop staff
Labour market and earnings
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Occupations, Labour force survey1997-2000



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Still more shop staff

The most common occupation in Norway in 2000 was still to be shop staff. There were 148 000 employed persons in shops in 2000, an increase of 15 000 compared with figures from 1999. Teachers in the primary schools, helpers and cleaners in offices, nurses and nursing assistants came next with 60 000 - 70 000. Only small changes occurred in these occupations .

Service workers and shop and market sales workers constitute the occupational group with the greatest increase of 19 000 employed persons from 1999 to 2000 . This is entirely a consequence of the increase in shop staff. The occupations that require an education from universities or colleges follow: Professionals with 238 000 and technicians and associate professionals where there are 497 000 employed persons, together an increase of about 10 000. The number of persons employed as managers is 182 000, an increase of 9 000. On the other hand, the occupational group clerks went down by 17 000 to 202 000 employed persons in 2000.

Women make the difference

The decrease of clerks is caused by women. At the same time, the increase of service workers and shop and market sales workers (by 14000) and technicians and associate professionals (by 8 000) has to do with women as well. As for men, the occupational group managers increased by 7 000 whereas there were fewer craft and related trade workers.

The 10 most popular occupations in 2000
The 10 occupations with the highest employment     Numbers of employed persons
Shop staff 148 000
Teachers 73 000
Nurses 67 000
Helpers and cleaners 66 000
Nursing assistants 63 000
Child-care workers 59 000
Other personal care 56 000
Secretaries 44 000
Technical and commercial sales representatives 41 000
Carpenters and joiners 40 000