Sweden Unemployment Rate

Country:
Sweden
SEK, Swedish krona
Sector:
Labor
Medium 9.4% 11.2%
10.0%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
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Sweden's Unemployment Rate reflects the rate of currently unemployed residents to the total civilian labor force aged between 15 and 74. The figures published by Statistics Sweden serve as the official source of unemployment data.

The index is calculated based on the monthly telephone survey of more than 18,000 people. Samples for the survey are drawn from the Population Register on a random basis. In order to track changes in the labor market, every person is usually interviewed several times (usually up to eight) at three-month intervals. A monthly Labor Force Survey is published based on the received responses.

Like in all other countries, unemployment data in Sweden is among the most important indicators reflecting the country's economic development. The survey results are used together with other labor market statistics as a basis for labor policy planning and decision-making. The figures are also used in economic and social research. Unemployment serves as an indicator of social situation. Appropriate unemployment data is also provided to international organizations, such as the ECB.

Unemployment growth is an indication of a decline in the labor market and is bad for the national economy. Therefore, a higher than expected reading can be seen as negative for the Swedish krona quotes.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Sweden Unemployment Rate" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Apr 2021
9.4%
11.2%
10.0%
Mar 2021
10.0%
9.6%
9.7%
Feb 2021
9.7%
9.7%
9.3%
Jan 2021
9.3%
8.8%
8.2%
Dec 2020
8.2%
6.8%
7.7%
Nov 2020
7.7%
8.2%
7.8%
Oct 2020
7.8%
9.2%
8.3%
Sep 2020
8.3%
9.4%
8.8%
Aug 2020
8.8%
9.4%
8.9%
Jul 2020
8.9%
9.3%
9.8%
Jun 2020
9.8%
8.5%
9.0%
May 2020
9.0%
8.4%
8.2%
Apr 2020
8.2%
7.6%
7.1%
Mar 2020
7.1%
7.9%
8.2%
Feb 2020
8.2%
7.3%
7.5%
Jan 2020
7.5%
6.7%
6.0%
Dec 2019
6.0%
6.8%
Nov 2019
6.8%
6.0%
Oct 2019
6.0%
7.1%
Sep 2019
7.1%
7.1%
Aug 2019
7.1%
6.9%
Jul 2019
6.9%
7.6%
Jun 2019
7.6%
6.8%
May 2019
6.8%
6.2%
Apr 2019
6.2%
7.1%
Mar 2019
7.1%
6.6%
Feb 2019
6.6%
6.5%
Jan 2019
6.5%
6.0%
Dec 2018
6.0%
5.5%
Nov 2018
5.5%
5.5%
Oct 2018
5.5%
6.0%
Sep 2018
6.0%
6.1%
Aug 2018
6.1%
6.0%
Jul 2018
6.0%
7.2%
Jun 2018
7.2%
6.5%
May 2018
6.5%
6.8%
Apr 2018
6.8%
6.5%
Mar 2018
6.5%
6.3%
Feb 2018
6.3%
7.0%
Jan 2018
7.0%
6.0%
Dec 2017
6.0%
5.8%
Nov 2017
5.8%
6.3%
Oct 2017
6.3%
6.2%
Sep 2017
6.2%
6.0%
Aug 2017
6.0%
6.6%
Jul 2017
6.6%
7.4%
Jun 2017
7.4%
7.2%
May 2017
7.2%
7.2%
Apr 2017
7.2%
6.8%
Mar 2017
6.8%
7.4%

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