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

The Swedish unemployment rate decreased to 6 percent in September of 2018 from 6 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons went down by 2 thousand from the previous year to 330 thousand and employment rose by 67 thousand to 5.119 million. The unemployment rate was 6.5 percent among women and 5.7 percent among men. Among young people aged 15-24 there were 87 thousand unemployed persons and the unemployment rate was 14.9 percent. In August the unemployment rate was higher at 6.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.95 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
2018-08-23 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.0% 7.2% 6.2%
2018-09-18 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.0% 5.9%
2018-10-18 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6.1% 6%
2018-11-15 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6% 6.1%
2018-12-13 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%


Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.10 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5119.00 5165.00 5281.00 4236.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 330.00 337.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.00 17.90 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 130.80 131.20 131.20 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 818.00 847.00 1489.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 170.40 173.60 173.60 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 183.90 185.80 185.80 139.70 SEK/Hour [+]
Population 10.12 10.00 10.12 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 73.70 75.30 75.30 69.20 percent [+]
Productivity 105.80 103.70 115.90 68.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1132.30 1129.40 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.50 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.20 70.80 70.80 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3686.80 3701.70 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.10 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.10 Aug/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 9.70 Aug/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Australia 5.00 Sep/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.70 Sep/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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