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08420: Employed persons by sex, full time/part time and education (1 000 persons) 2006K1 - 2023K1

Håvard Hungnes Lien, Statistics Norway
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Erik Herstad Horgen, Statistics Norway
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2023-05-09 08:00
Employed persons:
1 000 persons
Employed persons:
Continuous survey
Statistics Norway
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Short part-time=1-19 working hours Long part-time=20-36 working hours, with exception of persons with 32-36 hours who classify themselves as full-time employed. 37 hours and more is regarded as full time 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. For varying or 32-36 hours of usual working hours per week, the respondent classify the work as full-time or part-time. For persons with more than one job, only the working hours in the main job are included. For figures before 2021, see table 11132 under closed time series. Note that full-time/part-time was calculated based on contractual hours in up to two jobs (where relevant) before 2021. See About the statistics for more information. Due to the reconstruction of the LFS in 2021, the figures for education level between 2020 and 2021 are not comparable. The level of education is lower from 2021. This is linked to more use of register information (and thus less use of self-reporting) from 2021.

level of education

Upper secondary education

Upper secondary education includes intermediate level courses based on completed upper secondary level, but which are not accredited as tertiary education.