Sweden's unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in April 2019 from 6.8 percent in the same month of the previous year and against market expectations of 6.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since December 2018, as the number of unemployed declined 27 thousand to 339 thousand while employment rose 93 thousand to 5.13 million. By genders, the jobless rate was 6.0 percent among women and 6.3 percent among men. Meantime, the labor force participation rate decreased 0.2 percent to 73 percent while the employment rate went up 0.5 percentage points to 68.5 percent. Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, down from 6.3 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Sweden averaged 5.95 percent from 1980 until 2019, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Sweden is expected to be 6.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Sweden to stand at 6.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-14 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6% 6.2%
2019-03-14 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.5% 6.6%
2019-04-18 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 7.1% 6.6% 6.6% 6.4%
2019-05-23 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 7.1% 6.8% 6.6%
2019-06-19 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.5%
2019-07-25 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 6.9%
2019-08-22 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.9%


Sweden Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.20 7.10 10.50 1.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5136.00 5098.00 5281.00 4236.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 339.00 391.00 503.00 243.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.20 3.50 0.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.90 18.20 27.80 2.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 132.50 132.30 133.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 1248.00 1375.00 1520.00 51.00 Hundred [+]
Wages 173.50 174.10 174.70 133.60 SEK/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 184.50 185.50 185.80 139.70 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 73.00 73.20 75.30 69.20 percent [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 2.50 7.10 1.90 percent [+]
Productivity 105.00 114.20 114.50 68.30 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1115.60 1093.10 1177.30 824.30 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.80 0.50 1.10 -1.20 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.50 68.00 70.80 62.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3817.10 3895.20 3895.20 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 7.10 10.50 1.30 1980 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Switzerland 2.40 Apr/19
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