SSB reports lowest number of foreigners working in Norway since 2016

Oil workerPhoto: Erik Johansen / NTB
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The corona pandemic and closed borders have led to the lowest number of registered foreigners working in Norway since 2016.

In total, in the first quarter of 2021, there were just under 84,000 fewer jobs compared with the same period the year before, a decrease of 2.9%.

Almost one in four of these jobs belonged to non-residents, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).

Statistics Norway classifies non-residents as persons who have formally gone abroad and who have a planned work stay in Norway with a duration of fewer than six months.

“The trend of a decline in non-resident employees through 2020 continued in the first quarter of 2021, with a decline of 21.8% compared with the same quarter last year. This indicates that the new entry regulations at the beginning of 2021 have led to a further decline,” Magnus Johnsen at the SSB said.

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

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