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  • Fewer exposed to health risks at work

    The share of employed persons that are exposed to various physical strains at work has fallen in recent decades. Fewer people carry out heavy lifting, work in poor indoor climates or are exposed to passive smoke. We also find that several job-rela...

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  • Sharp rise in job insecurity for among oil workers

    The proportion of employed persons who believe they are at risk of losing their job and who have experienced changes in the workplace has increased slightly over the last three years. The oil industry, however, has seen a sharp increase.

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  • Almost unchanged sickness absence

    Sickness absence adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations was 6.4 per cent in the 1st quarter of 2017, which is almost the same as in the 4th quarter of 2016. It has been almost unchanged for the past four years.

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  • Unemployment at 4.6 per cent

    Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 126 000 unemployed persons in April. This corresponded to 4.6 per cent of the labour force, up 0.3 percentage points from January.

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  • Growth in NI contributions

    The basis for employers’ National Insurance contributions amounted to NOK 1.244 billion in 2016, an increase of 2.1 per cent from 2015. By comparison, the growth from 2014 to 2015 was 2.0 per cent.

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  • Seasonally adjusted figures for job vacancies

    The number of job vacancies varies throughout the year, and the pattern in many industries is repeated every year. The statistics on job vacancies are now adjusted for this seasonal pattern, which makes it possible to follow the underlying develop...

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  • Wages up 0.7 per cent in manufacturing

    Preliminary figures for average basic salaries for full-time employees in manufacturing show a 0.7 per cent increase between the 4th quarter of 2016 and the 1st quarter of 2017.

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  • Unemployment at 4.5 per cent

    Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 124 000 unemployed persons in March. This corresponded to 4.5 per cent of the labour force, up 0.1 percentage points from December.

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  • Increase in number of job vacancies

    The number of job vacancies increased by 5 per cent from the 1st quarter of 2016 to the 1st quarter of 2017. There was an increase in domestic trade and accommodation and food service activities.

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  • Continued decline among immigrants

    Registered unemployment among immigrants decreased from 7.8 per cent in February 2016 to 7.1 per cent in February 2017, while the unemployment rate decreased from 2.4 to 2.3 per cent within the rest of the population.

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  • 166 000 working days lost

    A total of 166 000 working days were lost as a result of fourteen labour disputes in 2016. By comparison, the main settlements in 2014 had ten stoppages and 148 000 working days were lost.

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  • Employment within the power supply industry and power related establishments in 2016

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  • Unemployment at 4.3 per cent

    Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 120 000 unemployed persons in February. This corresponded to 4.3 per cent of the labour force.

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  • Decreased labour force participation

    Labour force participation decreased from the 1st quarter of 2016 to the 1st quarter of 2017. The decrease applied to both men and women, and was mainly among those aged 15-24.

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  • Refugees inside and outside the labour market 2015

    Reports 2017/08

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