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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Sweden

Sweden Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.1 % Oct/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.4 % Oct/22
Employed Persons 5190 Thousand Person | 5.19 Million Person Oct/22
Employment Change  0.9 % 2Q/22
Employment Rate  68.8 % Oct/22
Full Time Employment 3983 Thousand Person 2Q/22
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2 % 2Q/22
Part Time Employment 1035 Thousand Persons 2Q/22
Unemployed Persons 396 Thousand Persons | 0.396 Million Persons Oct/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Sweden - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Sweden?

  • Unemployment Rate in Sweden increased to 7.1 % in October 2022. The maximum rate was 10.5 % and minimum was 1.3 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.1 Oct/22 18.11.2022
6.5 Sep/22 21.10.2022
6.6 Aug/22 21.09.2022
6.4 Jul/22 26.08.2022
8.6 Jun/22 29.07.2022
8.5 May/22 22.06.2022
8.2 Apr/22 25.05.2022
8.2 Mar/22 27.04.2022


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Kjell Löfven 03.10.2014 - 7.5000 6.5000 8.5000 5.8000 -13.33%
John Reinfeldt 06.10.2006 - 03.10.2014 6.0000 7.2000 9.8000 5.2000 20.00%
Hans Persson 22.03.1996 - 06.10.2006 9.1000 6.1000 10.5000 4.9000 -32.97%
Gösta Carlsson 07.10.1994 - 22.03.1996 9.0000 9.2000 9.2000 8.6000 2.22%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Sweden - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Sweden?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Sweden increased to 23.4 % in October 2022. The maximum rate was 28.2 % and minimum was 2.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
23.4 Oct/22 19.11.2022
22.1 Sep/22 22.10.2022
20.3 Aug/22 21.09.2022
18 Jul/22 27.08.2022
21.2 Jun/22 06.08.2022
21.7 May/22 25.06.2022
21.8 Apr/22 28.05.2022
22.7 Mar/22 30.04.2022


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Kjell Löfven 03.10.2014 - 22.9000 15.6000 23.7000 14.4000 -31.88%
John Reinfeldt 06.10.2006 - 03.10.2014 20.0000 23.8000 27.8000 17.2000 19.00%
Hans Persson 22.03.1996 - 06.10.2006 19.0000 19.9000 25.2000 9.6000 4.74%
Gösta Carlsson 07.10.1994 - 22.03.1996 21.5000 19.8000 21.5000 18.1000 -7.91%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Sweden - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Sweden?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Sweden increased to 5190 Thousand Person (5.19 Million Person) in October 2022. The maximum rate was 5271 Thousand Person and minimum was 4236 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
5190 Oct/22 18.11.2022
5189 Sep/22 21.10.2022
5302 Aug/22 21.09.2022
5405 Jul/22 26.08.2022
5333 Jun/22 29.07.2022
5175 May/22 25.06.2022
5151 Apr/22 25.05.2022
5092 Mar/22 27.04.2022


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Sweden - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Sweden?

  • Employment Change in Sweden increased by 0.9 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum change was 0.9 % and minimum was -1.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.9 2Q/22 07.10.2022
0.5 4Q/21 18.02.2022
0.4 2Q/21 12.10.2021
0.3 1Q/21 13.07.2021
0.5 4Q/20 16.02.2021
-1.4 2Q/20 21.09.2020
-0.5 1Q/20 17.06.2020
0.3 4Q/19 10.03.2020


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Change  in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Sweden - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Sweden?

  • Employment Rate in Sweden remained unchanged at 68.8 % in October 2022. The maximum rate was 70.7 % and minimum was 62.6 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
68.8 Oct/22 18.11.2022
68.8 Sep/22 09.11.2022
70.2 Aug/22 21.09.2022
68.5 Apr/22 25.05.2022
67.7 Mar/22 27.04.2022
67.9 Feb/22 18.03.2022
67 Jan/22 18.03.2022
67.6 Dec/21 28.01.2022


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Sweden - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Sweden?

  • Full Time Employment in Sweden increased to 3983 Thousand Person in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 3917 Thousand Person and minimum was 2896 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
3983 2Q/22 17.09.2022
3877 4Q/21 19.03.2022
3958 3Q/21 18.01.2022
3853 2Q/21 25.09.2021
3741 1Q/21 24.07.2021
3768 4Q/20 27.03.2021
3842 3Q/20 14.11.2020
3749 2Q/20 26.09.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Sweden - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Sweden?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Sweden decreased to 2 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 3.5 % and minimum was 0.3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2 2Q/22 07.10.2022
2.1 1Q/22 16.07.2022
1.9 4Q/21 16.05.2022
2.2 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1.9 1Q/21 17.07.2021
1.1 4Q/20 10.07.2021
1.2 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1.1 2Q/20 17.10.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Sweden - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Sweden?

  • Part Time Employment in Sweden increased to 1035 Thousand Persons in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 1177 Thousand Persons and minimum was 824 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1035 2Q/22 17.09.2022
995 4Q/21 19.03.2022
984 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1008 2Q/21 25.09.2021
962 1Q/21 24.07.2021
1086 4Q/20 27.03.2021
1050 3Q/20 14.11.2020
1091 2Q/20 26.09.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Sweden - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Sweden?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Sweden increased to 396 Thousand Persons (0.396 Million Persons) in October 2022. The maximum rate was 557 Thousand Persons and minimum was 243 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
396 Oct/22 18.11.2022
359 Sep/22 21.10.2022
373 Aug/22 21.09.2022
373 Jul/22 26.08.2022
504 Jun/22 29.07.2022
482 May/22 25.06.2022
458 Apr/22 25.05.2022
454 Mar/22 27.04.2022


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Sweden by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Sweden

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2022 62 62
Wages Aug/22 2790.782 USD/Month 2852.118
Job Vacancies Oct/22 121.5 K 140.2
Labor Force Participation Rate Oct/22 74.1 % 73.6

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Oct/22 6 % 5.7
Ireland Oct/22 4.4 % 4.4
Luxembourg Oct/22 4.9 % 4.9
Spain 3Q/22 12.67 % 12.48
Iceland Oct/22 2.8 % 3.6
Norway Sep/22 3.2 % 3.3
Belarus Dec/21 3.9 % 4.05
Belgium Sep/22 5.7 % 5.8
Bulgaria Sep/22 4.2 % 4.3
Croatia Oct/22 6.5 % 6.1
Cyprus Sep/22 8 % 8.3
Czech Republic Oct/22 3.5 % 3.5
Denmark Sep/22 2.2 % 2.2
Estonia 3Q/22 5.6 % 5.8
Euro Area Sep/22 6.6 % 6.7
European Union Sep/22 6 % 6
Finland Oct/22 5.8 % 6.7
France 3Q/22 7.3 % 7.4
Germany Oct/22 5.5 % 5.5
Greece Sep/22 11.8 % 12.1
Hungary Oct/22 3.6 % 3.7
Italy Sep/22 7.9 % 7.9
Latvia 3Q/22 6.9 % 6.6
Lithuania Oct/22 8.3 % 8.1
Macedonia 2Q/22 14.5 % 14.8
Malta 2Q/22 2.9 % 3.2
Moldova 2Q/22 2.4 % 3
Montenegro Sep/22 19.08 % 19.16
Netherlands Oct/22 3.7 % 3.8
Poland Oct/22 5.1 % 5.1
Portugal 3Q/22 5.8 % 5.7
Romania Sep/22 5.2 % 5.1
Russia Sep/22 3.9 % 3.8
Serbia 2Q/22 8.9 % 10.6
Slovakia Oct/22 5.9 % 6.1
Slovenia Sep/22 5.3 % 5.5
Sweden Oct/22 7.1 % 6.5
Switzerland Oct/22 1.9 % 1.9
Turkey Sep/22 10.1 % 9.8
Ukraine 4Q/21 10.6 % 9.2
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2020 1.9 % 1.5
Albania 2Q/22 11.5 % 11.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Aug/22 30.17 % 30.17
Kosovo 3Q/21 17.7 % 20.5