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

The unemployment rate in Sweden fell to 6 percent in August of 2017 from 6.6 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest rate for an August month since 2008 as the number of unemployed persons declined to 326 thousand from 350 thousand. In addition, employment went up by 148 thousand to 5.109 million. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate fell was marginally unchanged at 6.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.94 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-27 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.2% 7.6% 7.5%
2017-08-24 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.6% 7.4% 5.9% 6.2%
2017-09-14 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.6% 6.4%
2017-10-19 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6.4%
2017-11-16 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.3%
2017-12-14 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.3%


Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.60 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5034.70 5000.40 5034.70 4292.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 326.00 362.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.20 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.70 19.30 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 126.80 127.10 127.10 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 782.00 750.00 1369.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 168.80 168.50 168.80 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 180.10 178.00 180.10 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Population 10.00 9.85 10.00 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 1.10 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.30 67.40 69.90 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3597.40 3606.10 3705.20 2896.00 Thousand [+]
Productivity 106.40 101.50 113.70 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 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 74.70 74.80 74.80 69.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 12691.40 12860.80 14050.60 12579.40 SEK/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 11046.10 11008.90 12409.70 10443.90 SEK/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1143.60 1133.90 1177.30 824.30 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.60 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2017 percent Monthly
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