Monday, May 07, 2007

Norway: Statistics Show Increase in Employment of Older Workers

According to a report in Aftenposten, numbers releaed by the state statistics bureau (SSB) showed an increase in the number of older workers getting back into the job market. Faced with a labour shortage, many employers have started welcoming retirees who want to go back to work. Specifically, workers aged 67-74 boosted their share of the workforce by 4%, while there were 1.5% more workers aged 55-66 during the first quarter of 2007. The article did note, however, that most of the older workers are in part-time positions, working less than 20 hours a week.

Source: Aftenposten "Jobless rate steady" (May 4, 2007)

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