Sweden - Increase of employment documented - January 31, 2016

In December 2015, 4 821 000 persons aged 15–74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 58 000 compared to December 2014. The number of permanently employed persons increased by 79 000 and amounted to 3 602 000. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 345 000 and the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in employment and a decrease in unemployment, which amounted to 7.1 percent. Over a twelve month period labour costs have increased by 3.5 percent for wage-earners and 3.3 percent for salaried employees.

English: http://www.scb.se/en_/Finding-statistics/Statistics-by-subject-area/Labour-market …   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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