Sick leave stable despite oil decline

SickSick.Photo: Sara Johannessen / SCANPIX NB! MODELLKLARERT

Absence from work due to sickness in Norway has been stable since the beginning of 2015, although during the period of decline in the oil industry, there was increased absenteeism due to sickness in Rogaland.
This is shown in the first sick leave figures Nav has published since the fourth quarter of 2014.

The latest figures apply to the last seven quarterly yearly figures, in which absenteeism decreased from 6.4 to 6.3%.

‘During the period of decline in the oil industry, absenteeism in Rogaland increased. Despite this, national absence figures have remained stable over recent years, though are still at a high level’, said Labour and Welfare Director, Sigrun Vågeng.

It is particularly the length of sickness leave that has increased in Rogaland.

Women still have higher levels of sickness leave than men, but here the trend has changed over the past seven quarters. Women’s absence from work declined slightly, while men showed a slight increase.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today