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Topic 5 Work, working life and the labour market

A large part of the adult population in Norway works. Around 70% of the women and 80% of the men work. Almost half of all working women work part-time, while only 13% of working men work part-time. 55.6% of first generation immigrants were in paid work in 2003.

People who are not in work include, for example, students, housewives, benefit recipients and jobseekers.

3.6% of all adults are jobseekers (April 2005). Being a jobseeker means that you do not currently have paid work, but that you are looking for a job and are ready to accept a job immediately. 9% of the immigrant population are jobseekers (2005).

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This website is a supplement to topic 5 in the textbook. Here you can read more about the following subjects:

  • Aetat
  • Trade unions
  • CV
  • Job applications
  • The Worker Protection and Working Environment Act and the Holiday Act
  • Absence from work
  • Starting your own company

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