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The purpose of the Employment in Businesses (EiB) statistic is to analyze the number of establishments and their employment at the end of November by industries, sectors and municipalities.
The statistic has been compiled since 1990. It replaced the register based workplace statistic, which had been compiled for the period 1980-1989.
The Employment in Businesses (EiB) statistic is published annually. The EiB provides information about the number of establishments and the number of jobs at the end of November plus figures for employment in full-time equivalents and annual wages.
The jobs can be filled by self-employed persons, assisting spouses or employees.
The statistic can be distributed on municipalities, industries and size of the work place.
During the production of the labour market account a register called AMR-UN (labour market account without hour standardization) is made. The EiB statistical register is produced from this register.
The statistic is used in planning and analysis etc., but has relatively little attention in the media in connection with the annual publication.
Accuracy and reliability
The main input for the EiB is the e-income register and therefore the accuracy and reliability of the EiB dependent on the quality of this register.
E-income is a register based on information, which the employers report to the tax authorities. Since this is information (e.g. about wages), which employees are taxed on the basis of the quality of this information is relatively high.
The statistic is simultaneously a census and hence there is not the same uncertainty as statistics based on random sampling.
Against this background, the statistic is considered to have a relatively high quality. Despite this there are a number of uncertainties associated with the statistic.
Timeliness and punctuality
The statistic was until 2016 published 16-18 months after the reference date. From 2017 the statistic is published 10-11 months after the reference date.
The statistic is usually published on the scheduled date without delay.
The statistic has been published since 1990, but with data breaks during this period.
From 2008 there is no data breaks in the statistic and the figures are thus comparable in this period.