2020

Publisert 27. mars 2020 11:04

I løpet av de siste to ukene har de registrert ledige i Norge økt fra 2,3 til 10,4 prosent av arbeidsstyrken. Mer enn 270 000 personer er kastet ut i ledighet, de aller fleste i form av permittering. Nå foreligger en analyse av hvem som mistet arbeidet gjennom krisens første uker, med utgangspunkt i søknader om dagpenger. Den viser at arbeidsledigheten nå rammer bredt, men at det likevel er en klar overrepresentasjon av personer med lav inntekt, lav utdanning, og begrensede økonomiske ressurser.

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Publisert 27. mars 2020 11:00

During the past two weeks, registered unemployment in Norway increased from 2.3 to 10.4 percent of the labor force, and is still on a rapid rise. Most unemployment claims come from workers who are laid off temporarily, but the uncertainty with respect to future job prospects is large. We now present the first results from an empirical analysis of the surge in unemployment during the first weeks of the Corona crisis. Unique close-to-real-time administrative data shows that temporary layoffs quickly spread from service jobs requiring close interaction with customers, to a broad set of jobs. Within 10 days of the surge in temporary layoffs, almost 60 percent of all private sector businesses had laid off staff. The resultant unemployment hit a broad segment of the labor force, yet with a conspicuous social gradient: Workers with low wages, low education, and limited economic resources were overrepresented among the first to lose their job.

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Publisert 27. feb. 2020 11:35

The workshop is cancelled/postponed

Workshop Barcelona, May 18-19, 2020

The workshop will focus on the analysis of social insurance systems. We invite submissions of empirical papers on the evaluation of policies that, directly or indirectly, affect social insurance systems such as sickness, disability and unemployment insurance as well as parental leave policies. In particular, the workshop will focus on behavioral responses to public policies with a special emphasis on labor supply, health and labor market outcomes of beneficiaries and their relatives.

Knut Røed (The Frisch Centre) will be keynote speaker at the workshop.

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