By introducing 29 new variables, microdata.no doubles the number of variables from the A-ordningen in the new version 14 of the database. Among the news are data on monthly salaries, overtime and bonuses. Microdata.no now has 78 variables on employment.
Following the latest expansion in February, microdata.no has 78 variables directly related to employment. The most updated offer data up to and including July 2021.
The employment variables in microdata.no come from two sources: the A-ordningen and register-based employment statistics (REGSYS).
The A-ordningen is a coordinated digital collection of data on working conditions based on compulsory reports from employers to the Norwegian Tax Administration and NAV – the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. Data are available per month, and all months contain a complete description of work and pay for all jobs that a person has. The statistical unit is in most cases the job with a pointer to the person.
In microdata.no, all variables from the A-ordningen have the prefix ARBLONN. If you search for it in the variable overview, you will get the complete list of the variables. The time series begin in January 2015, and the variables are updated up to and including July 2021. In the table below, you can see which variables came in version 14, the latest, of the database.
Register-based employment statistics (REGSYS) are status variables that describe the situation as of November each year. Here, the statistical unit is person, and the description applies to the main job. Most time series start in 2000 and run until 2020. Update to November 2021 is expected in March this year. You get the list of the 22 REGSYS variables found in microdata.no by searching for the prefix REGSYS in the search engine in the variable overview.
Updates and extensions
The data base in microdata.no is expanded and updated continuously. In version 14, 29 new variables were added. As of mid-February 2022, the database contains 377 variables. The plan is to increase this to over 1,000 during 2022 and 2023.
New variables in version 14, 10.02.2022
|Bonus, full-time equivalent
|Extras, agreed, reported
|Extras, irregular supplements for non-working time, reported
|Extras, irregular supplements for work time, reported
|Extras, irregular, full-time equivalent
|Overtime, number of hours for overtime pay
|Overtime, overtime pay
|Overtime, overtime pay, reported
|Reimbursement of expenses (SKD)
|Wages, cash wages after imputation
|Wages, cash wages, reported
|Wages, deduct from wages for holiday
|Wages, fixed wages
|Wages, fixed wages, reported
|Wages, hourly wage
|Wages, hourly wage, number of hours for hourly wage
|Wages, hourly wage, number of hours for hourly wage, reported
|Wages, hourly wage, reported
|Wages, imputation status
|Wages, monthly wages (total), full-time equivalent
|Wages, monthly wages, agreed full-time equivalent
|Wages, natural wages (SKD)
|Wages, other reported