Sweden Unemployment Rate 1980-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Sweden decreased to 6.50 percent in July from 8.50 percent in June of 2015, the lowest in nearly seven years and below market expectations. The number of unemployed persons fell by 30,000 to 350,000 while employment rose by 100,000 to 5 million. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.87 percent from 1980 until 2015, 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. Unemployment Rate in Sweden is reported by the Statistics Sweden.

Sweden Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 8.50 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2015 percent Monthly
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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. Content for - Sweden Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 29, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-15 08:30 AM May 8% 8.3% 8.0% 8.4%
2015-07-23 08:30 AM Jun 8.5% 8% 9% 8.5%
2015-08-20 08:30 AM Jul 6.5% 8.5% 6.9% 7.3%
2015-09-11 08:30 AM Aug 6.5% 8.2%
2015-10-23 08:30 AM Sep 8.1%
2015-11-19 08:30 AM Oct 8%

Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 8.50 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4826.00 4802.00 4846.10 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 350.00 456.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 543.00 520.00 1000.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.50 3.30 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.30 20.80 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Wages 163.70 161.90 163.70 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 174.20 171.60 174.20 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 120.80 120.30 120.80 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 9.75 9.56 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jul/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jul/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]