SSB: Young workers in Norway have been hit the hardest by infection control measures

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The infection control measures, which were introduced in March, particularly affected industries with many young workers, according to a new Statistics Norway (SSB) report.

The report from the SSB has looked at the consequences of the comprehensive infection control measures that were introduced in March 2020. The period up to May 2021 has been analyzed.

The industries that were hardest hit by the measures were accommodation, transport, personal services, which include cultural and leisure activities, and business services, which include security services, travel agency activities, and labor services.

The accommodation and service industries which have the lowest average ages of workers, were particularly hard-hit. In addition, the level of education and wages in these industries are lower than in many other industries.

“The infection control measures from March last year affected the parts of the labor market where physical contact between people is important. The same industries will be affected by the measures that were introduced to limit social contact this December,” senior adviser Håkon Grini at the SSB noted.

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