Sweden Unemployment Rate  1980-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Swedish unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in October of 2016 from 6.7 percent a year earlier but higher than market expectations of 6.3 percent. The number of unemployed persons declined by 11 thousand to 338 thousand and there were 4933 thousand employed persons, 77 thousand more than a year earlier. The number of employed women increased by 54 thousand to 2351 thousand, while the number of employed men amounted to 2579 thousand. The employment rate was higher at 67.1 percent (66.7 percent a year earlier). Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent, up from 6.7 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.92 percent from 1980 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 10.50 percent in June of 1997 and a record low of 1.30 percent in July of 1989.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-15 07:30 AM Aug 6.6% 6.3% 6.2% 6.2%
2016-10-20 07:30 AM Sep 6.1% 6.6% 6.4% 6.6%
2016-11-17 08:30 AM Oct 6.4% 6.1% 6.3% 6.3%
2016-12-15 08:30 AM Nov 6.4% 6.2%
2017-01-27 08:30 AM Dec
2017-02-20 08:30 AM Jan




Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.10 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4933.00 4918.10 4933.00 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 338.00 317.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.40 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.30 17.40 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 123.30 123.60 123.70 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 760.00 758.00 1336.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 162.30 163.60 166.50 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 171.40 174.10 176.50 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Population 9.75 9.64 9.75 7.47 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.50 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 67.00 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3705.20 3606.10 3705.20 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 33900.00 33100.00 35200.00 33100.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 20600.00 21600.00 22400.00 20600.00 SEK/Month [+]
Productivity 102.00 102.60 111.00 68.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1096.60 1145.40 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.30 64.20 65.60 60.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 19700.00 20100.00 20100.00 18800.00 SEK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 12600.00 12900.00 12900.00 11600.00 SEK/Month [+]



Sweden Unemployment Rate Notes

In Sweden, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.10 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2016 percent Monthly
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