Tag Archives: employment

Increase in immigrant unemployment

Registered unemployment among immigrants increased from 6.6 per cent in November 2009 to 7.1 per cent in November 2010. In the rest of the population, this rate increased slightly from 2.0 to 2.1 per cent. The growth in the unemployment among immigrants has been relatively moderate in the past year compared to the strong increase in ...

Decrease in employment for all counties

Between 4th quarter 2008 and 4th quarter 2009 the number of employed persons decreased by 1.1 per cent. Østfold had the highest decrease with 2.4 per cent, while Finnmark had the lowest decrease with 0.1 per cent. Besides Østfold, Vestfold, Hedmark and Telemark had the highest decrease, all with more than 2.0 per cent. Highest decrease ...

Stable labor market

The decrease in employment seems to have come to a stop. There were only small changes in the unemployment rate from September to December 2009. After a period of decline the employment level increased by 9000 persons from September (as measured by the average of the months from August to October) to December (as measured by ...

Rise in highly skilled occupations

Despite the decrease in employment from 2008 to 2009, employed persons among Professionals rose. The decrease was largest among Technicians and associate professionals and Plant and machine operators and assemblers, according to Statistics Norway’s Labour Force Survey. From 2008 to 2009, total employment decreased by 16 000 persons. Professionals, however, increased their employment by 25 000 ...

Big intake of apprentices

Apprentices recruited by Statoil at an information meeting in Bergen on 1 September 2009. (Photo: Helge Hansen)

Statoil is recruiting a record number of apprentices this year, with the largest increase in northern Norway. As one of Norway’s biggest trainers of skilled workers, Statoil plans to take on 184 apprentices in 2010 – 16 more than last year. Doubling in the north The company also wants to increase its recruitment with 25 apprentices from the ...

Ten years of working life research evaluated

Over the course of nearly ten years, and at a price tag of over NOK 200 million, researchers have been studying Norwegian working life. What have been the results? At the request of the Research Council, three Nordic professors have evaluated the results of the Program on Working Life Research (ARBEIDSLIV), whose activities were consolidated ...

Monthly earnings up NOK 1,000

Full-time employees in the central government had average monthly earnings, excluding overtime pay, of NOK 36,400 as of Oct. 1, 2009. This was a year on year increase of NOK 1,000, or 2.8 percent. Central government includes, among other things, employees in the central administration, state-owned public sector schools, health and social services, professional, scientific and ...

How to make creativity flourish

Creativity is a prerequisite for innovation. What characterises creative persons? How can companies make creativity flourish? Øyvind L. Martinsen at BI presents his findings. KNOWLEDGE @ BI: Creativity in Organizations Man has survived because we have always managed to find new ways of adapting to changing and challenging surroundings. Our creativity will now be tested as we ...

Bonus drop for real estate agents

Average monthly bonus payments for real estate agents amounted to NOK 7 000 in 2009; NOK 1 600 less than in 2008. The bonuses comprise a significant part of wages for this occupational group. Average monthly earnings for real estate agents, excluding overtime, were at NOK 41 500 as per 1 September 2009; an increase of NOK 200, equivalent ...

Declining employment

From June to September the number of employed persons decreased by 23 000. The unemployment rate remained stable at 3.1 per cent of the labour force. The unemployment rate of August was revised down from 3.2 to 3.1 per cent. Adjusted for seasonal variations The Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows a decrease in employment of 23 000, or 0.8 ...