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Refugees inside and outside the labour market 2020

51.7 per cent of the refugees 15-66 years old were employed in the 4th quarter of 2020. In the whole Norwegian population of the same age 71.9 per cent were employed. There was a decrease in the employment rate of 1.1 percentage points among the refugees and a decrease of 1.0 percentage point in the total population from 2019 to 2020. Thus the disparity in the employment rate between these two populations was almost unchanged.

Break estimation in the Norwegian LFS due to the 2021 redesign. Documentation of the methods and some results

In 2021 The Norwegian Labour force survey (LFS) went through a substantial redesign in accordance with the new regulation for integrated European social statistics (IESS). To ensure coherent labour market time series for the main indicators, the redesign's impact is modelled to make back-calculated estimates adjusted for possible breaks due to the 2021 LFS-redesign.

People aged 16 -39 years with immigrant background in employment and education 2020

This report describes the disparities in the shares of persons aged 16-39 who are in employment or education (i.e. the share of the population that is active).

Working life and measures to curb the pandemic – What has happened since the 12th of March 2020?”

The spread of Covid-19 and measures to control infection introduced by the Norwegian authorities from 12 March 2020, had a major impact on the labour market for both employers and employees. This report seeks to describe the consequences of the infection control measures from the time they came into force and up until May 2021. The measures, whether national or local, are not described beyond the starting point in March.

Selection in Surveys

We evaluate how nonresponse affects conclusions drawn from survey data and consider how researchers can reliably test and correct for nonresponse bias.

Increase in the employment and decrease in the unemployment

The number of employed persons increased by 38 000 and the number of unemployed decreased with the same amount from June to September, adjusted for seasonal variations. In September the employment rate was 68,8 per cent and the unemployment rate 3,6 per cent.

Labour force participation and the potential for increased employment participation among persons with immigrant backgrounds

This report analyses occupational participation and non-employment in the labour market among immigrants, attempting to gain a better understanding of what contributes to lower versus higher occupational participation.

Unemployment at 4.0 per cent

There were 115 000 unemployed persons in Norway in August. The last time the number was lower was in March 2020.

Empirical modelling of internal migration and commuting flows for economic regions in Norway

Vi modellerer flyttestrømmer og pendling mellom 89 økonomiske regioner i Norge (NUTS 4) for individer i alderen 15-74 år og utnytter ‘makro’ paneldata for årene 2001-2014.

Empirical modelling of internal migration and commuting flows for economic regions in Norway

This paper provides empirical results for internal migration and commuting flows using panel data for 89 economic regions in Norway for the years 2001-2014.

Decrease in unemployment

According to seasonal adjusted numbers from the Labour Force Survey, the unemployment rate was 4.2 per cent in July. This corresponds to a decrease of 0.6 percentage points from April.

Strong increase in employment

Adjusted for seasonal variations, the number of employed persons increased by 43 000 from March to June. There were only minor changes in the unemployment in this period. The 138 000 unemployed persons in June corresponded to 4.8 per cent of the labour force.

Welfare effects of tax policy change when there are choice restrictions on labour supply

Information about individual choices of heterogeneous agents. Results can for example be used to describe the distributional effects of tax policy change, such as the effects on changes in money metric utility – distributions of equivalent and compensating variation (EV or CV).

Number of employed persons on pre-pandemic level

The number of employed persons increased by 42 000 from February to May. The number of employed persons were then at about the same level as before the corona crisis. From February to May 2021, however, there were only minor changes in unemployment.

Increase in employment

The number of employed persons increased from January to April. There were only minor changes in the unemployment in this period. The 141 000 unemployed persons in April corresponded to 4.9 per cent of the labour force.

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