Most new employees in Oslo
The number of employees working in Oslo increased by 3.7 per cent, or 13 000 employees, from the 4th quarter 1999 to the 4th quarter 2000. Rogaland had the highest decrease, , 2.0 per cent or 3 300 employees. For the country as a whole the number of employees increased by 0.8 per cent.
All counties in Eastern Norway had an increase in the number of employees, and after Oslo the percentage increase was highest in Hedmark and Østfold, with 1.4 and 1.2 per cent respectively.
Fewer employees in manufacturing
All counties, with the exception of Akershus, Sogn og Fjordane and Sør-Trøndelag, had a decrease in the number of employees in manufacturing from the 4t h quarter 1999 to the 4t h quarter 2000. For the country as a whole, the number of employees declined by 8000 employees, or 2.7 per cent. The percentage decrease was largest in Vest-Agder and Rogaland, which had a decrease of 7.7 and 7.5 per cent respectively.
The reduction in the number of employees came mainly in manufacture of other transport equipment in Rogaland and Hordaland.
There were only small changes for the counties that had an increase in the number of employees.
More employees in construction
From the 4t h quarter 1999 to the 4t h quarter 2000 the number of employees in construction has increased by 4.7 per cent, or 5 800 employees. All counties, with the exception of Nordland, had an increase in construction. The biggest increase came in Eastern Norway, where Oslo, Østfold and Oppland had an increase of 9.2, 8.6 and 7.9 per cent respectively. Nordland decreased by 1.9 per cent.
Decrease in wholesale
The number of employees in wholesale and retail trade and hotels and restaurants decreased by 0.4 per cent for the country as a whole between the 4t h quarter 1999 and the 4t h quarter 2000. Rogaland experienced the highest reduction with a 3.4 per cent decrease, or 1 000 employees. Finnmark, Akershus and Sogn og Fjordane followed, with a decrease of 2.0, 1.9 and 1.8 respectively.
The biggest increase came in Aust-Agder, Hordaland and Buskerud, which had an increase of 2.6, 2.5 and 2.3 per cent respectively.
The number of employees in wholesale trade and commision trade decreased by 4.1 per cent from the 4t h quarter 1999 to the 4t h quarter 2000 for the country as a whole. In hotels and restaurants there was a decrease of 1.5 per cent, while retail trade had an increase of 2.5 per cent.
Slight decrease in transport and communication
For the country as a whole the number of employees in transport and communication decreased by 0.1 per cent, or 200 employees, between the 4t h quarter in 1999 and 2000. By county the change varied from a decrease of 8.3 per cent in Sogn og Fjordane, to an increase of 4.8 per cent in Vest-Agder. Telemark, Buskerud and Nordland had all a decrease in the number of employees of 4.0 per cent or more.
Oslo got most new employees with an increase of 1 300 employees, or 3.8 per cent.
Within the industry codes for transport and communication there has been rather large internal changes. Land transport went down by 8.1 per cent while supporting and auxiliary transport activities went up by 15.0 per cent. This is mainly due to the fact that enterprises have changed their industry codes between 1999 and 2000. Such changes could be caused by demergers or reorganisation of the enterprises.
Only small changes occured in water and air transport. Post and telecommunications increased by 2.5 per cent for the country as a whole.
Fewer employees in insurance
From the 4t h quarter 1999 to the 4t h quarter 2000 there were 1 000 fewer employees in financial intermediation and insurance. This is a decrease of 2.2 per cent. Oslo and Troms had the highest decrease with 7.0 per cent. Akershus had an increase of 20.3 per cent, followed by Rogaland with 3.9 per cent.
In insurance there was a decline of 14.7 per cent, or 1 700 employees, mainly in Oslo. Financial intermediation, including activities auxiliary to financial intermediation, had a rise of 700 employees for the country as a whole.
Number of employees in business activities still increasing
For the country as a whole, the number of employees in real estate, renting and business activities went up by 7.9 per cent, or 14 400 employees, between the 4t h quarter 1999 and the 4t h quarter 2000. All counties, with the exception of Vest-Agder and Buskerud, had an increase in the number of employees in these industries. Oslo had the biggest percentage increase, with 14.4 per cent, but also Østfold, Vestfold and Hedmark had a rise of 10.0 per cent or more. Vest-Agder and Buskerud decreased by 2.9 and 0.4 per cent respectively.
The increase came mainly in computer activities and other business activities.
More employees in public administration, education, health and social work
Public administration, education, health and social work had an increase in the number of employees of 1.2 per cent, or 8 500 employees, between the 4t h quarter 1999 and the 4t h quarter 2000. All counties, with the exception of Vestfold, Sør-Trøndelag, Nord-Trøndelag and Finnmark, had an rise in the number of employees. Oslo had the highest percentage increase, with 2.9 per cent, while Vest-Agder and Telemark followed with an increase of 2.6 and 2.1 per cent respectively.
Figures by municipality are available (in Norwegian) in Statistikkbanken .
Please note that demergers and reorganisations of large companies, where parts of the activities are separated, may cause a change in the industrial code of enterprises that are part of these companies. Some companies have employees whose place of work varies (i.e. construction, transport and provision of personnel). These employees will be registered on a branch- or head office, and thus not necessarily in the municipality they worked as of November 2000. Because of this, more employees will be registered in larger cities.
- Table 1 Employees by industrial codes
- Table 2 Employees in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas, by county of work
- Table 3 Employees in manufacturing and mining, by county of work
- Table 4 Employees in electricity, gas and water supply, by county of work
- Table 5 Employees in construction, by county of work
- Table 6 Employees in wholesale, retail, hotels and restaurants, by county of work
- Table 7 Employees in transportation, storage and communication, by county of work
- Table 8 Employees in financial intermediation and insurance, by county of work
- Table 9 Employees in real estate, renting and business activities, by county of work
- Table 10 Employees in public administration and defence, health and social work, education etc., by county of work
- Table 11 Employees in operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms, by county of work
The statistics is now published as Employment, register-based.