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

Unemployment Rate in Sweden decreased to 8 percent in May of 2015 from 8.30 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.86 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 8.30 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. Content for - Sweden Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-21 08:30 AM Mar 8.0% 8.4% 8.3% 8.2%
2015-05-20 08:30 AM Apr 8.3% 8.0% 8.2% 7.9%
2015-06-15 08:30 AM May 8% 8.3% 8.0% 8.4%
2015-07-23 08:30 AM Jun 8% 8%
2015-08-20 08:30 AM Jul 8%
2015-09-11 08:30 AM Aug 8%

Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.00 8.30 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4846.10 4815.30 4846.10 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 420.00 432.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 671.00 851.00 1000.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 1.40 3.30 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.00 20.60 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Wages 159.00 159.60 160.80 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 167.70 167.60 169.90 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 119.10 119.00 119.10 100.00 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 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/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 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]