Sweden: Unemployment rate

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 Sweden

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 8.5
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 1983 - February 2024
 Average 6.49
 Min - Max 1.1 - 10.9
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Sweden from January 1983 to February 2024. The average value for Sweden during that period was 6.49 percent with a minimum of 1.1 percent in June 1989 and a maximum of 10.9 percent in February 1997. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Sweden - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Sweden - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1983-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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