ST2_7 Output Quality for statistics based on several administrative sources

Document date: 
Monday, 28 August, 2017

In Statistics Norway, a register-based employment status is derived for each person in Norway between 15 and 74 years old. This status is derived at the reference week which used to be essentially the third week of November, and a brief description of the method that was used is described in Fosen (2012). With the introduction of a-ordningen, the new integrated register system for jobs and payments in 2015, the system of employment status classification has been changed in accordance with the improved register situation for employees (whereas self-employed are classified essentially as before). The reference week is now defined for each month as the week containing the 15th day of the month.