Sweden Unemployment Rate  1980-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Swedish unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in April 2017 from 6.8 percent in March and above market expectations of 7.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons rose by 24 thousand to 386 thousand while total employment increased by 3 thousand to 4.97 million. The unemployment rate among young people was 19.7 percent. Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, up from 6.4 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.93 percent from 1980 until 2017, 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-16 08:30 AM Feb 7.4% 7.3% 7.4% 6.6%
2017-04-25 07:30 AM Mar 6.8% 7.4% 7.3% 7.5%
2017-05-23 07:30 AM Apr 7.2% 6.8% 7.1% 6.7%
2017-06-20 07:30 AM May 7.2% 7.3%
2017-07-27 07:30 AM Jun 7.2%
2017-08-24 07:30 AM Jul 6.6%




Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.20 6.80 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5006.30 5010.30 5010.30 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 386.00 362.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.80 17.20 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 126.50 126.30 126.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 1161.00 1369.00 1369.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 166.30 166.10 166.80 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 175.30 175.30 176.50 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Population 9.85 9.75 9.85 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 0.00 0.90 -1.10 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.20 66.70 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3606.10 3705.20 3705.20 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Productivity 106.10 113.70 113.70 68.30 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 20600.00 21600.00 22400.00 20600.00 SEK/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 33900.00 33100.00 35200.00 33100.00 SEK/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1133.90 1096.60 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.40 65.30 65.80 60.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 12691.40 12860.80 20100.00 12579.40 SEK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 11046.10 11008.90 12900.00 10443.90 SEK/Month [+]


Sweden Unemployment Rate Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.20 6.80 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17