To be employed means having at least one hour of paid work in the given period of reference.
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.
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 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.
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
Seniorjobordningen blev aftalt i forbindelse med Velfærdsaftalen fra 2006. Seniorjob er for personer, der mister dagpengeretten og har mindre end fem år til efterlønsalderen. Det er kommunen, som har pligt til at oprette seniorjob til en overenskomstmæssig løn, og jobbet må ikke fortrænge kommunens øvrige beskæftigelse.
Siden starten af 2010 er lønmodtagerbeskæftigelsen blandt indvandrere med statsborgerskab fra et østeuropæisk EU-land steget med 37.000 personer, så der i 3. kvartal 2017 var 59.000 østeuropæiske lønmodtagere i Danmark.
From a European perspective, the Danish working time is often described as short, and if the average hours worked by Danes in employment is compared to that of other EU countries, their working time is indeed short.
Fordelingen af statslige arbejdspladser har fyldt en del i samfundsdebatten i de seneste år. Med det formål at sikre en mere ligelig geografisk fordeling af de statslige arbejdspladser, besluttede regeringen i 2015 at udflytte 3.900 arbejdspladser fra hovedstadsområdet, hvoraf lidt over 2.500 var udflyttet i september 2017.