Norway - Lowest growth in earnings in the 2000s - February 28, 2017

The annual data for 2016 reveal that the average monthly earnings for all employees were NOK 42 600 as per September 2016. This was a year-on-year increase of 1.6%, and is the lowest growth in earnings Statistics the country has measured in the 2000s. Employees in the private sector had an increase in monthly earnings of 1.4% from NOK 43 200 in 2015 to NOK 43 800 in 2016. Monthly earnings in the public sector were on average slightly higher, with an increase of 1.8% for employees in central government and 2.3% for employees in municipal and county administration. The building and construction industry has the highest growth of earnings among the industries. The average monthly earnings for women as a percentage of men’s monthly earnings increased from 85.3% in 2015 to 86.1% in 2016. Both the private and public sectors saw a reduction in the disparities between women and men's monthly earnings.

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