Statistics Norway: Adults in low-income families with children in Norway rarely have a job

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Adults in low-income families with children in Norway rarely have jobs, and when they do, they are often short-term jobs with low wages and short working hours. Immigrants are overrepresented in this group, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

Less than half (44%) of adults in this group had a job in 2019, according to a recent report from Statistics Norway (SSB).

Immigrants are overrepresented among low-income families with children, the report shows. In addition, fewer of them are active in the workforce than others in this group.

40% of immigrants in the low-income group had a job in 2019, according to Statistics Norway. Among these, most immigrants from EU countries in Eastern Europe were employed this year.

More than half of the employees in low-income families with children worked part-time in November 2019. Many in this group had jobs where there are typically lower wages, such as shop employees, taxi drivers, cleaners, and waiters. Most jobs lasted for six months or less.

At the same time, more and more people in this group got jobs, and some of those who were working got more work in the 2017–2020 period. Adult immigrants in low-income families with children also had increased employment during this period.

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

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