Sweden - Labour Force data 2017 - February 28, 2018

According to the annual report 2017 published by the statistical office, the employment rate increased by 0.7 percentage points to 67.8 percent in 2017, with on average 5,022,000 person employed. The increase of the number of employed persons was important in the it-sector, in public administration and in construction. On average, 6.7 percent of those in the labour force aged 15-74 were unemployed in 2017, which is a decrease of 0.2 percentage points compared with 2016. The unemployment rate among men decreased by 0.4 percentage points to 6.9 percent, while among women, the unemployment rate was 6.4 percent.

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