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Employment rate in Sweden 2009-2019, by gender

In 2010, the employment rate in Sweden was down at the lowest point of 64.4 percent. Since then, it increased annually, reaching the highest point of the period in 2018 and 2019 at 68.3 percent both years. The employment differed among the genders, for men it was 70.5 percent, and for women it was lower, 66.1 percent.

The income gap

     Even though the employment rate was higher for men than for women for all years in the period, Sweden was still among the top countries when it comes to female employment. The gap between male and female salaries was also narrowing. In 2016 and 2017, women’s average earnings as a percentage of men’s reached 96 percent, when controlled for occupation, age, education, sector and number of working hours.  

Different employment types for men and women

   More men than women were permanent employees and self-employed in 2019, while a higher number of women than men were temporary employees. Around 346 thousand men and 420 thousand women were temporary employees.

Employment rate in Sweden from 2009 to 2019, by gender

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Age group

15-74 years

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