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

Unemployment Rate in Sweden decreased to 7.30 percent in April from 7.70 percent in the previous month, the lowest since December 2015. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 24.8 thousand to 381 thousand while employed increased by 40.2 thousand to 4 872.7 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.89 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. Unemployment Rate in Sweden is reported by the Statistics Sweden.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.30 7.70 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2016 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-17 08:30 AM Feb 7.6% 7.5% 7.4% 7.6%
2016-04-25 07:30 AM Mar 7.7% 7.6% 7.5% 7.7%
2016-05-24 07:30 AM Apr 7.3% 7.7% 7.9%
2016-06-17 07:30 AM May 7.3% 7.5%
2016-07-28 07:30 AM Jun 7.5%
2016-08-25 07:30 AM Jul 7.5%

Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.30 7.70 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4919.80 4883.90 4919.80 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 381.00 406.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.40 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.40 19.30 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 123.10 123.10 123.10 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 1290.00 1280.00 1336.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 163.40 162.90 164.20 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 173.90 171.90 174.80 139.70 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 0.70 0.50 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.70 66.20 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3531.30 3635.60 3635.60 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1142.80 1103.70 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Productivity 104.80 111.00 111.00 68.30 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.20 65.30 65.60 60.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 18600.00 17000.00 18600.00 17000.00 SEK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 12100.00 10800.00 12100.00 10800.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 21500.00 22100.00 22100.00 21500.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 34100.00 34400.00 34400.00 34000.00 SEK/Month [+]




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