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Labour Market, Social Statistics
Pernille Stender
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Employment in Businesses

During the production of the labour market account a register called AMR-UN (labour market account without hour standardization) is made. The EiB statistical register is produced from this register.

Source data

The data source are various registers among others the e-income register, the central business register, the register with information about persons receiving public benefits and the population register.

Frequency of data collection

The EiB is an yearly statistic.

Data collection

The data collection consists of collecting data from public authorities' registers.

During the production of the labour market account a register called AMR-UN (labour market account without hour standardization) is made. The EiB statistical register is produced from this register.

You can read more about the labour market account and AMR-UN here.

Data validation

When the number of working hours is missing or the number is considered not valid or plausible the working hours are imputed.

Employers with more than one activity unit (workplace) are obliged to report the activity unit of which the employee is linked. However, there are many employers (especially in the public sector), where reports are incomplete or inadequate. On the basis of the Statistics Denmark's central business register the reported workplace is debugged and a statistical unit for the workplace of the job is imputed.

Persons, who are full-time unemployed at the reference time, cannot at the same time have a job in the EiB. These jobs are not included in the EiB.

Data compilation

During the production of the labour market account a register called AMR-UN (labour market account without hour standardization) is made. The EiB statistical register is produced from this register.

As the EiB provides detailed information on the number of workplaces as well as the number of jobs, distributed by geographic areas and industries; updated information is required on all business units as detailed as the level of workplace. This is regularly conducted in connection with classifying workplaces.

With regard to employee jobs, the classification of workplaces is based on the data reports, which the employers are obliged to submit monthly to the e-income register maintained by the Danish tax authorities for each individual employee.

The e-income register contains information on identification of the employee (person number) as well as the employer (employer’s number). With respect to employers with more than one workplace, it must also be marked by means of a production-unit number the workplace to which the data submitted relate.

If a business enterprise has several workplaces, information on which of the workplaces the individual job is to be enumerated is, in some cases, missing. If it is not possible in connection with the general error-editing to obtain this information, the job is allocated to the most probable workplace, which is carried out by e.g. weighing the information on the workplaces’ size and distance from the municipality of residence.

The gross stock of employees is made up of persons who fulfill the three following conditions:

Firstly, the employees must have more than zero hours of paid work if the employee is employed for up to one week, more than one hour of paid work if the employee is employed for up to two weeks, more than two hours of paid work if the employee is employed for up to three weeks, and more than three hours of paid work if the employee is employed for more than three weeks

Secondly, the employees are not included in the gross stock of unemployed persons.

Thirdly, the employees are characterized by being in employment by the end of November in accordance with the e-income register.

In some cases, the employee is not in employment by the end of November in accordance with the e-income register, but there are other information, which together render it probable that the person is in employment by the end of November. In such cases, the person is nevertheless enumerated as a person in employment.

A person may have several jobs as employee by the end of November. In order to determine the person’s most important job by the end of November, the jobs held by the person in question must be ranked in accordance with criteria stating how important the job is considered to be for the employee at this point-in-time.

The jobs are ranked in accordance with the number of paid hours worked in November (taking into account the length of employment in the job in November), alternatively in accordance with earnings paid out in November (in relation to the length of employment in the job in November). The first job in this ranking is selected as the most important job.

Adjustment

No further adjustment is made beyond what is mentioned in "Data validation" and "Data compilation".