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04554: Unemployed and underemployed persons, by desired working hours per week. Number of man-weeks (of 37,5 hours) supplied 1996K1 - 2023K4

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Håvard Hungnes Lien, Statistics Norway
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2024-02-08 08:00
Persons (1 000 persons):
1 000 persons
Average working hours desired (hours per week):
hours per week
Number of man-weeks desired (of 37,5 hours) (1 000 man-weeks):
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Average working hours desired (hours per week):
Continuous survey
Number of man-weeks desired (of 37,5 hours) (1 000 man-weeks):
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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 .
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.

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Number of man-weeks desired (of 37,5 hours) (1 000 man-weeks)

Number of man-weeks desired by the underemployed persons = desired man-weeks - present man-weeks. The supply of number of man-weeks = number of man-weeks desired by the unemployed persons + number of man-weeks desired by the underemployed persons.