Sweden: Labor cost

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 Sweden

Labor cost index

 Latest value 114.1
 Reference Q4 2023
 Measure index points
 Data availability Q1 2000 - Q4 2023
 Average 83.94
 Min - Max 59.8 - 114.1
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Sweden from Q1 2000 to Q4 2023. The average value for Sweden during that period was 83.94 index points with a minimum of 59.8 index points in Q1 2000 and a maximum of 114.1 index points in Q4 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Labor cost index around the world.
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Sweden - Labor cost - historical chart - 2000-2023
Measure: index points
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. Labor costs are defined as core expenditure borne by employers for the purpose of employing staff. They include employee compensation, with wages and salaries in cash and in kind, employers' social security contributions and employment taxes regarded as labor costs minus any subsidies received.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 5.60 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 7.39 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 7.92 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 6.85 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 22.37 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 66.95 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.37 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 63.38 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.49 2023 percent
 Self-employment 10.50 2022 percent
 Employment 5.35 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.70 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 113.10 Q3/2023 index points
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