Decrease within employment activities


The enterprises within employment activities experienced a decrease in turnover by 10.9 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014, to NOK 31.8 billion.

The employment decreased by 6 per cent to a total of 50 406. 

This is the first time since 2010 that turnover has decreased within this division. 

Growth within rental and leasing activities

The units within rental and leasing activities had a total turnover of NOK 45.5 billion in 2015; an increase of 6.5 per cent compared to 2014. The 3 320 enteprises employed 8 475 persons; an increase of 7.9 per cent compared to 2014. 

In total, the section administration and support service activities experienced a growth in turnover of 1.5 per cent to a total of NOK 179.6 billion. The number of people employed was 134 631; an increase of 0.4 per cent. 

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Figure Business activities, 2015*. Click on image for larger version.

Decrease within technical services

The units within professional, scientific and technical activities experienced a decrease of turnover by 3.4 per cent, to a total of NOK 227.5 billion. The decrease was solely due to the development within archictechtural and engineering activities, where turnover went down by 8.4 per cent, to a total of NOK 118.3 billion. Veterinary activties experinced the largest growth within this section, by 9.4 per cent.