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Number of Persons Employed in the Construction Industry

Last updated: 25-04-2020

The purpose of the statistic is to show trends in the number of employed within the private construction industry by kind of activity and type of work (new buildings, repair and maintenance of buildings, civil engineering, etc.). The first sample survey of employment in the construction industry was conducted in 1961.

Statistical presentation

The statistic provides information on trends in the number of employed within the private construction industry. Employment is analyzed by kind of activity and type of work (new buildings, repair and maintenance of buildings, and other).

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Statistical processing

The reported data is scaled to the total population of professional units with main activity in construction. No numbers are imputed. The total employment in each construction industry and each type of construction work is seasonally adjusted. The cross between construction industry and type of construction work is not seasonally adjusted.

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Relevance

Interest in the statistic is high among users. Users of the statistics are trade associations, banks, politicians, public authorities, international organizations, private business enterprises and the news media. The statistics are a supplement to the other short-term statistics relating to this area.

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Accuracy and reliability

The quality of the statistic is assessed as being high. There are no quantitative measures of the total uncertainty. The sample uncertainty for the total employment is estimated to be approximately 0.5 pct. The uncertainty that results from non-response, wrong reported numbers and misunderstandings has little effect on the numbers. The statistic is reliable in the sense that previously published numbers rarely are revised.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistic is published four times a year, media January, April, July and October. Time from the census-date to publication is about 9 weeks. The statistic is normally published at the announced time.

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Comparability

I the archive there are unemployment numbers dating back to 1994 Numbers from years before 2000 are not comparable to the new time series. The statistics on employment in the construction industry supplement the other short-term statistics relating to this area.

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Accessibility and clarity

The newest numbers are published at STATBANK.

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