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Employment

To be employed means having at least one hour of paid work in the given period of reference.

Documentation

Conceptual differences between employment statistics

Register-based labour force, employment

Register-based labor force statistics (RAS) is used when you want to describe employment for small groups and have access to many background variables. Furthermore, RAS has a very long time series starting in 1981.

Labour force survey, employment

The Labour Force Survey (LFS/AKU) is a questionnaire and used for international comparisons. AKU can illuminate conditions that are not registered in the administrative systems. Hourly information in the AKU are weekly hours. AKU is used when you want to calculate average number of hours per employed. AKU has been compiled since the first quarter of 1995.

Working time accounts

Working Time Accounts (ATR) is used when you want consistent time series on employment, jobs and hours worked. ATR is used when you want a total volumen of hours worked in the quarter or the year broken down on relatively detailed industries. The current statements is dating back to the first quarter of 2008.

Employees

The statistics (BFL) is used when you want a quick indicator of employment by employees. Data goes back to the beginning of 2008.

Public sector employment

Public employment statistics include number of full-time employees in general government sector. Public employment statistics allow, as the only labor market statistics, a breakdown by COFOG groups of the national accounts division of public expenditure by purpose. The statistics were revised in 2013 based on new data and new sector classifications. These data going back to Q1 2008. Based on previous data and old industry classification there are historical figures for the period Q1 2002 to Q4 2012.

Construction employment

Construction employment is a statement of the number of employed at workplaces with construction activity. Construction employment is a quick economic indicator and is the only indicator which illuminates the activity in new construction, repair, installation, etc. Construction employment series dating back to the 1st quarter of 2000.

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Discontinued statistics

 

ATP-employment statistics (last publication: NEWS from Statistics Denmark no. 521 of 26 November 2009 with the most recent reference period Q3. 2009 and Comment)

Documentation of statistics: ATP-Employment Statistics

 

Indicators for Aggregate Payroll Costs, based on Labour Market Contributions for Employees (last publication: NEWS from Statistics Denmark no. 74 of February 25, 2009 with the most recent reference period Q4. 2008)

Documentation of statistics: Indicators for Aggregate Payroll Costs, based on Labour Market Contributions for Employees

 

 

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