Sickness absence for employees in Sweden 2017-2019

The sickness absence rate for employees in Sweden fluctuated during the period from first quarter of 2017 to second quarter of 2019. The absence rate was highest during the first quarter of all years, and higher during first quarter of 2017 than the following years, when it amounted to around 140 thousand absences. The lowest absence rate during the observed period was in third quarter 2018, when around 104 thousand employees were absent.

Sickness absence for employees in Sweden from 1st quarter 2017 to 2nd quarter 2019

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

Q1 2017 to Q3 2019

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