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05110: Population, by labour force status, age and sex 1988K2 - 2024K1

Arbeidsmarked, Statistics Norway
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Erik Herstad Horgen, Statistics Norway
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Ingebjørg Aamodt, Statistics Norway
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Håvard Hungnes Lien, Statistics Norway
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2024-05-08 08:00
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Continuous survey
Persons (per cent):
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 .
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. The time series break in 2021 also includes a technical definition change of 'persons neither in employment, education nor training'. Up until 2020 persons who stated that their main activity was being a student or pupil were excluded from NEET, whereas from 2021 this element is only checked by the variable for participation in education or training in the last four weeks before the interview.