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Employment in Sweden in 2019, by type of employment and gender

Since 2009, the number of employed people in Sweden increased, and in 2019 around 5.1 million people in Sweden had a job. There was a higher number of permanent and self-employed men, but the number of temporary employees was higher among women than men.

Most people had a permanent job

     In total, more people in Sweden had a permanent job than a temporary one, also among women. Roughly 3.9 million inhabitants in Sweden were in permanent employment, and around 1.9 million of them were women. Around 762 thousand people had a temporary employment, and among them, almost 345 thousand were men and 417 thousand were women.  

Gender difference in the employment rate

   The employment rate among men and women followed basically the same pattern during the period from 2009 to 2019 but differed in the level of employment. The employment rate among men was higher than among women for all years considered. In 2019, employment among men was 70.5 percent, while employment among women was 66.1 percent.

Number of employed people in Sweden in 2019, by type of employment and gender

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2019

Age group

15-74 years

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "The self-employed group includes self-employed persons who have either some form of sole proprietorship, or persons who are freelancers. Family worker includes persons who work without pay in some company belonging to a household member."

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