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04544: Employed persons total and employed persons at work, number of man-weeks worked (of 37,5 hours) and actual working hours per week, by sex and status 1996 - 2023

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Erik Herstad Horgen, Statistics Norway
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Håvard Hungnes Lien, Statistics Norway
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2024-02-08 08:00
Employed persons total (1 000 persons):
1 000 persons
Employed persons at work (1 000 persons):
1 000 persons
Man-weeks worked (of 37,5 hours) (1 000):
1 000 man-weeks
Actual working hours per week:
hours per week
Employed persons total (1 000 persons):
Continuous survey
Employed persons at work (1 000 persons):
Continuous survey
Man-weeks worked (of 37,5 hours) (1 000):
Continuous survey
Actual working hours per week:
Continuous survey
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There was a restructuring of the LFS from January 2006, where the age limit was lowered from 16 to 15 years. See About the statistics for more information.

From 2018, a new estimation methodwas introduced, and the figures was revised back to 2006. For more information, see separate article .
There may be occasional breaks in the time series of man-weeks worked due to public holidays (movable feasts). The figures in the table covers persons aged 15-74 years. A major restructuring of the LFS was carried out from January 2021, see About the statistics for more information. Consequently, the number of persons aged 15-74 was reduced by 26 700 in the new LFS. The restructuring also led to a break in the number of employed persons calculated to 21 900 and a break in the number of unemployed persons calculated to 5 400 (both estimates, the last one not significant). The number of perosn outside the labour force was redused by 54 000. The use of proxy interviewing ceased in 2021. This change seem to have given a break in some variables among young people. Due to the restructuring as of 2021, the number of salaried employees and self-employed are not comparablebetween 2020 and 2021.

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Employed persons total (1 000 persons)

Employed persons at work and actual working hours (hours per week) do not include those who were temporarily absent from work the whole reference week.