Sweden - Employment data halfway 2018 - August 31, 2018

The statistical office SCB published its quarterly with labour market data for the first half of 2018. The report (in Swedish, but with an English summary) reveals that the employment rate, that is, the proportion of employed persons in the population, continued to increase in the second quarter of 2018 and came at the level of 68.7%; an increase of 0.6 percentage points compared with the same period in 2017. Although unemployment among youngsters is decreasing, it stays at a high level in the age group of 15-24 (20.6%).

The Swedish Report: in English …   

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