Sweden Unemployment Rate  1980-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Swedish unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in March of 2018 from 6.8 percent in the same month a year earlier and below market expectations of 7.0 percent. The number of unemployed declined by 10 thousand from the previous year to 352 thousand, while employment rose by 75 thousand to 5.038 million, bringing the employment rate to 67.7 percent from 67.2 percent in March 2017. Seasonally adjusted, the jobless rate was 6.2 percent, up from 5.9 percent in the prior month. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.94 percent from 1980 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-15 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 7% 6% 7% 6%
2018-03-15 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.3% 7% 7% 7.1%
2018-04-24 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.3% 7% 6.5%
2018-05-22 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.9%
2018-06-19 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.8%
2018-07-26 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.7%


Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.30 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5038.00 5039.00 5164.00 4236.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 352.00 337.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.70 14.50 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 129.90 130.00 130.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 1287.00 1477.00 1489.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 170.10 170.20 170.30 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 180.40 180.60 181.20 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Population 10.00 9.85 10.00 7.47 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 61.00 61.00 61.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 61.00 61.00 61.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 72.40 72.90 74.80 69.20 percent [+]
Productivity 106.70 115.90 115.90 68.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1129.40 1098.20 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.40 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.70 67.70 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3701.70 3810.90 3810.90 2896.00 Thousand [+]


Sweden Unemployment Rate

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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.50 6.30 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 11.00 Mar/18
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18
Canada 5.80 Apr/18
Australia 5.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18
United States 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.70 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


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