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

Swedish unemployment rose to 6.6 percent in August 2016 from 6.3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 6.2 percent. The number of unemployed amounted to 349.7 thousand compared to 341.4 thousand the previous month while total employment fell to 4.96 million people from 5.06 million. Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent, up from 7 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.90 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
6.60 6.30 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-28 07:30 AM Jun 7.6% 7.6% 7.9% 7.8%
2016-08-25 07:30 AM Jul 6.3% 7.6% 7.5%
2016-09-15 07:30 AM Aug 6.6% 6.3% 6.2% 6.2%
2016-10-21 07:30 AM Sep 6.6% 6.6%
2016-11-17 08:30 AM Oct 6.8%
2016-12-15 08:30 AM Nov 6.9%

Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.30 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4882.40 4885.10 4923.70 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 350.00 341.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.40 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.70 20.20 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 123.70 123.60 123.70 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 719.00 716.00 1336.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 166.30 165.40 166.30 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 175.90 175.60 175.90 139.70 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 0.60 0.50 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.70 69.10 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3490.50 3531.30 3635.60 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 33900.00 33100.00 35200.00 33100.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 20600.00 21600.00 22400.00 20600.00 SEK/Month [+]
Productivity 102.00 102.60 111.00 68.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1143.40 1142.80 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.30 64.20 65.60 60.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 19700.00 20100.00 20100.00 18800.00 SEK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 12600.00 12900.00 12900.00 11600.00 SEK/Month [+]




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