Employment statistics

The employment statistics is based on the Register based-labour force statistics (RAS) from Statistics Denmark. The tables are divided into selected lines of business.


RAS is an annual, individually based estimation of the population associated with the labour market from the end of November. The statistics contains information about a person's primary association to the labour market, including people on leave. In contrast to the Establishment-related employment statistics (ERE), which estimates the number of jobs, RAS do not contain information about a person's secondary association to the labour market.

From 2002 and onwards, RAS has applied a new method of assessment, which amongst other things mean that voluntarily retired people receiving a special pension, and people receiving transitional allowance and who works, count as employed. More stringent requirements on minimum activity are demanded of self-employed people.

For further information, look at statistic intelligence from Statistics Denmark, general economical statistics 2004:13.