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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Sweden

Sweden Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 10 % Mar/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.2 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 4946 Thousand Person | 4.946 Million Person Mar/21
Employment Change  0.5 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  64.7 % Jan/21
Full Time Employment 3768 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.2 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 1086 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 549 Thousand Persons | 0.549 Million Persons Mar/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Sweden - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Sweden?

  • Unemployment Rate in Sweden increased to 10 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 10.5 % and minimum was 1.3 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
10 Mar/21 27.04.2021
9.7 Feb/21 18.03.2021
9.3 Jan/21 23.02.2021
8.2 Dec/20 28.01.2021
7.7 Nov/20 17.12.2020
7.8 Oct/20 19.11.2020
8.3 Sep/20 15.10.2020
8.8 Aug/20 15.09.2020


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 25.2 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 28.3 % and minimum was 2.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
25.2 Mar/21 01.05.2021
23.6 Feb/21 20.03.2021
24.2 Jan/21 27.02.2021
24 Dec/20 30.01.2021
23.1 Nov/20 19.12.2020
23.6 Oct/20 21.11.2020
24.9 Sep/20 17.10.2020
27.3 Aug/20 19.09.2020


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 decreased to 4946 Thousand Person (4.946 Million Person) in March 2021. 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
4946 Mar/21 27.04.2021
4949 Feb/21 18.03.2021
4863 Jan/21 23.02.2021
5054 Dec/20 30.01.2021
5062 Nov/20 19.12.2020
5062 Oct/20 19.11.2020
5036 Sep/20 15.10.2020
5116 Aug/20 15.09.2020


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 0.5 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 0.9 % and minimum was -2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
0.2 3Q/19 05.12.2019
-0.2 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 decreased to 64.7 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 70.7 % and minimum was 62.6 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
64.7 Jan/21 23.02.2021
67 Dec/20 17.02.2021
67.1 Oct/20 19.11.2020
66.8 Sep/20 15.10.2020
67.9 Aug/20 15.09.2020
68.3 Jul/20 20.08.2020
67.7 Jun/20 23.07.2020
66.4 Apr/20 25.05.2020


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 decreased to 3768 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. 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
3768 4Q/20 27.03.2021
3842 3Q/20 14.11.2020
3749 2Q/20 26.09.2020
3736 1Q/20 24.06.2020
3776 4Q/19 24.02.2020
3917 3Q/19 20.01.2020
3869 2Q/19 29.10.2019
3817 4Q/18 04.07.2019


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 increased to 1.2 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3.5 % and minimum was 0.3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.2 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1.1 2Q/20 17.10.2020
1.2 1Q/20 17.06.2020
1 4Q/19 21.04.2020
0.8 3Q/19 21.01.2020
1 2Q/19 12.11.2019
1.2 1Q/19 29.10.2019
1 4Q/18 04.07.2019


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 1086 Thousand Persons in the forth quarter of 2020. 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
1086 4Q/20 27.03.2021
1050 3Q/20 14.11.2020
1091 2Q/20 26.09.2020
1110 1Q/20 24.06.2020
1151 4Q/19 24.02.2020
1092 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1116 4Q/18 04.07.2019


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 549 Thousand Persons (0.549 Million Persons) in March 2021. 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
549 Mar/21 27.04.2021
531 Feb/21 18.03.2021
498 Jan/21 23.02.2021
450 Dec/20 30.01.2021
421 Nov/20 19.12.2020
430 Oct/20 19.11.2020
453 Sep/20 15.10.2020
494 Aug/20 15.09.2020


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 2020 62 61
Wages Feb/21 3530.531 USD/Month 3530.531
Job Vacancies Apr/21 121.6 K 123
Labor Force Participation Rate Jan/21 71.3 % 73

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Apr/21 14.3 % 15.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Mar/21 13.1 % 13.2
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2