Unemployment rate in Sweden 2008-2018, by gender

Unemployment rate in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, by gender

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Unemployment rate in Sweden 2008-2018, by gender In Sweden, the unemployment rate was 8 percent in 2013 but this decreased over the period considered and was 6.3 percent in 2018. Among men, the unemployment rate was higher than for women for many years. In 2018, it was 6.4 percent among men, compared with an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent among women.   
Higher unemployment rate among the younger

      The young population, from 15 to 19 years, had the highest rate of unemployment in 2018. In this age group, the unemployment rate was 27.3 percent. The second highest unemployment rate was in the age group from 25 to 34 years.  

Unemployment benefits

      To be eligible for receiving unemployment benefits in Sweden, the unemployed needs to be registered at the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen), needs to be ready to take a job at any time, and needs to have had a job for at least six months during the last year. Almost 224 thousand individuals in Sweden received unemployment benefits (A-kassa) in 2018.
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Unemployment rate in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, by gender

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