SSB: 7 out of 10 young people in Norway had a job last summer

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In 2021, more than 440,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 had a job during the summer months. That corresponds to 67% of everyone in this age group.

“The summer of 2021 was a new peak year for young people. There were more people working during the summer months than in the years before the pandemic,” section manager for the labor market and wages Tonje Køber at Statistics Norway (SSB) stated.

At the same time, there are many indications that there will be even more jobs on the market for young people in the summer months this year than last year. There is a shortage of labor in several industries.

“There are currently many vacancies on the market. The figures for the first quarter showed that several of the industries with the most vacancies were precisely industries where there are usually the most summer jobs,” Køber added.

Statistics Norway’s statistics show that in the first quarter of this year, there were more than 10,000 vacancies in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and 21,000 vacancies in health and social services.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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