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

Jobless rate in Sweden decreased to 6.7 percent in December of 2015 compared to 7 percent in the same month a year ago. Still the number came above market expectations as the rate was expected to fall to 6.3 percent. The number of unemployed grew by 15 thousand to 345 thousand bringing the employment rate down to 66.2 percent. On average, the number of hours worked in December of 2015 amounted to 128.3 million per week. When differences in holidays are taken into account, there was no change from December of 2014. 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
6.70 6.20 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. Sweden Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-19 08:30 AM Oct 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.8%
2015-12-17 08:30 AM Nov 6.2% 6.7% 6.6% 6.7%
2016-01-28 08:30 AM Dec 6.7% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3%
2016-02-19 08:30 AM Jan 6.7% 6.6%
2016-03-17 08:30 AM Feb 6.5%
2016-04-25 07:30 AM Mar 6.6%

Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.20 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4864.50 4885.60 4885.60 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 345.00 325.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 1.60 3.30 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.40 17.40 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 122.10 122.00 122.10 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 862.00 665.00 1000.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 162.70 162.20 163.90 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 172.40 171.70 174.20 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
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 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.10 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.20 66.90 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3635.60 3508.80 3635.60 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.50 65.60 60.20 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 1103.70 1146.00 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Productivity 111.00 102.50 111.00 68.30 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 21000.00 21000.00 21000.00 21000.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 34500.00 34200.00 34500.00 34000.00 SEK/Month [+]




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