This is an archived release.
4.1 per cent wage increase
Preliminary figures from the tax assessment show that total wages and remuneration increased by 4.1 per cent from 2013, and amounted to NOK 1 155 billion in 2014. Residents aged 17 years and older received NOK 1 125 billion of this amount, which is an increase of NOK 44 billion, or 4.1 per cent, from 2013.
|2014||2013||2013 - 2014|
|Change in per cent|
|1Numbers for last year are preliminary.|
|Wages and remuneration||1 124 458||1 080 088||4.1|
|Unemployment Benefits||11 366||10 093||12.6|
|Work Assessment Allowance||34 481||35 386||-2.6|
|Old-age pensions||171 616||157 425||9.0|
|Old-age pensions, persons 62-66 years||14 403||12 017||19.9|
|Disability pension||61 722||59 292||4.1|
Wages and remuneration for residents aged 17 and over averaged NOK 390 600 in 2014. This is an increase of 3.2 per cent from the previous year.
A total of 867 000 persons received an old-age pension in 2014. Of these, 795 000 persons were resident in Norway, and these had a total pension of NOK 172 billion. This was an increase in payments of 9 per cent from 2013, and the number of recipients went up by 35 000. Old-age pension payments to persons aged 62 to 66 years increased by 20 per cent from 2013, or about NOK 2.4 billion.
The statistics include taxable cash remuneration and other payments from employers that form the basis of the personal tax return. The source of the statistics is the register on End of the Year Certificates for the year 2014.