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12443: Sickness absence for employees (16-69 years), by county of work and sex (per cent) (C) 2008K1 - 2022K3

Unn H. Høydahl, Statistics Norway
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Øyvind Bruer-Skarsbø, Statistics Norway
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2022-12-01 08:00
Sickness absence rate:
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Sickness absence rate, per cent change from the same quarter last year:
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Sickness absence rate:
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Sickness absence rate, per cent change from the same quarter last year:
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Animal husbandry service activities (except veterinary activities), extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas, water transport, private households with employed persons and extra territorial organizations and bodies are not included in the sample survey about self-certified sickness absence. 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. Establishments in the industrial classification 09.1 Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction are given a land code from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, even where operations are carried out on the Norwegian continental shelf. Previously, establishments that Statistics Norway considered to be on the continental shelf were given a new code. However, this procedure has been discontinued. This means that many jobs that were previously registered under the Norwegian continental shelf are now considered to be on the Norwegian mainland as from the 4th quarter of 2018 (mainly industrial classification 09.1) and from the 4th quarter of 2019 (mainly industrial classifications 51.1, 56.2, 81.2 and 78.2). This has further led to an artificial decrease in the number of employed persons on the Norwegian continental shelf and a corresponding artificial increase in other counties. These changes might also have led to an artificial change in the sickness absence by county of work. An error was discovered which led to some man-days lost due to own sickness (lost man-days) being counted twice in the statistics. In the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2020, the published figures for sickness absence certified by a doctor was approximately 0.10 percentage points too high, and it increased further to around 0.16 percentage points in 2021. NAV and Statistics Norway published corrected figures back to 2018 on 2 June 2022. Statistics Norway published corrected figures back to 2015 on July 11th 2022 (except for 12439 which will be updated on 8th September).

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