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08679: Sickness absence according to The labour force survey (LFC), by sex (per cent) (closed series) 1972 - 2017
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Unn H. Høydahl, Statistics Norway
+47 409 02 377

Øyvind Bruer-Skarsbø, Statistics Norway
+47 409 02 507

Sickness absence according to LFS:
per cent
Reference time
Sickness absence according to LFS:
Statistics Norway
External PROD
Variable overview
Mandatory *
Mandatory *
Mandatory *

Total 1 Selected 1

Mandatory *

Total 47 Selected 1

Total 3 Selected 0

Optional variable
Number of selected data cells are:
(maximum number allowed is 300 000)
Number of selected cells exceeds the maximum allowed 300 000


The sickness absence here is calculated as the number of employees aged 15-74 who have been absent mainly because of illness during the whole registration week in per cent om employees in total.
As from 2006 the age limit to participate in the LFS was lowered from 16 to 15 years. At the same time the definition of age was changed from completed years at the end of the year to completed years at the time of the reference week.
From the 1st quarter of 2015, the statistics on sickness absence is based on a new data source, A-ordningen. Therefore, there is a break in the series between 2014 and 2015.

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