The Register-based Labour Force Statistics (RAS)

The aim of the register

The Register-based Labour Force Statistics (RAS) aims to provide a description of the population’s affiliation with the labour market at a specific point in time: The end of November.

Responsible authority

Statistics Denmark


Pernille Stender, tel. +45 39 17 34 04, email:


The register’s population consists of persons residing in Denmark on 1 January, including information on affiliation with the labour market at the end of November the previous year.


Demographic variables, Education variables, Information on the employees’ workplace, Information on unemployment, Information on the scope of the work.

Accessing the data

Contact Statistics Denmark




RAS acquires its main input from eleven registers. They are the Salary Information Register by the Central Tax Administration, the Indices of Earnings for the Public Sector, the Central Business Register (CER), the Unemployment Statistics Register (CRAM), the Register of Labour Market Policy Measures (AMFORA), the Employment Classification Module (AKM), the Educational Classification Module (UKM), the Social Benefits Register, the Register of Unemployment Benefit Payments, the Income Statistics Register and the Population Statistics Register.

Period covered



The publication “Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik” (News from Statistics Denmark), the “Arbejdsmarked” series in the publication “Statistiske Efterretninger” (Statistical News) and StatBank Denmark.
Annual publications: Statistical Yearbook and Statistical Ten-Year Review.
Documentation: The publication “Statistiske Efterretninger” (Statistical News) in the series “Arbejdsmarked” no. 2000:7.