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

Unemployment Rate in Sweden increased to 8.40 percent in January of 2015 from 7 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.84 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.

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Sweden Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.40 7.00 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2015 percent Monthly
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 - Sweden Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Sweden Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-11 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
7.4% 7.5% 7.4% 7.33%
2015-01-22 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
7.0% 7.4% 7.4% 7.4%
2015-02-12 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
8.4% 7.0% 8.1% 7.1%
2015-03-12 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
8.4% 7%
2015-04-21 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
6.9%
2015-05-20 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
6.9%


Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.40 7.00 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4815.50 4803.30 4815.50 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 430.00 360.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 922.00 553.00 922.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.50 3.30 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.60 21.70 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Wages 159.40 158.50 160.40 133.60 SEK [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 167.20 166.30 169.70 139.70 SEK [+]
Labour Costs 118.20 117.90 118.20 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 9.64 9.56 9.64 7.48 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 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]