Sweden Unemployment Rate  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Swedish jobless rate rose to 7.3 percent in January 2017 from 6.5 percent in December, in line with market expectations. It was the highest jobless rate since June last year, as the number of unemployed increased by 14 percent from the previous month to 384.5 thousand while the number of employed dropped by 0.3 percent to 4.88 million. The unemployment rate among young people was 18.6 percent. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 7.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.92 percent from 1980 until 2017, 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)
2016-12-15 08:30 AM Nov 6.2% 6.4% 6.3% 6.2%
2017-01-26 08:30 AM Dec 6.5% 6.2% 6.3% 6.4%
2017-02-16 08:30 AM Jan 7.3% 6.5% 7.3% 7%
2017-03-16 08:30 AM Feb 7.3% 6.6%
2017-04-25 07:30 AM Mar 6.8%
2017-05-23 07:30 AM Apr 6.8%




Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.30 6.50 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4968.20 4941.70 4968.20 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 385.00 337.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.30 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.00 19.20 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 125.80 125.30 125.80 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 1262.00 869.00 1336.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 166.40 166.00 166.50 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 175.20 175.00 176.50 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Population 9.85 9.75 9.85 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 -0.30 0.40 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.20 66.40 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3705.20 3606.10 3705.20 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Productivity 113.70 102.60 113.70 68.30 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 20600.00 21600.00 22400.00 20600.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 33900.00 33100.00 35200.00 33100.00 SEK/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1096.60 1145.40 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.80 65.80 60.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 12691.40 12860.80 20100.00 12579.40 SEK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 11046.10 11008.90 12900.00 10443.90 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.30 6.50 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly
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