Sweden - Unemployment Rate

Sweden: Unemployment Rate

Mnemonic LBR.ISWE
Unit %, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Data Oct 2021 8.5
Sep 2021 8.8

Series Information

Source Statistics Sweden
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1992
End Date 10/31/2021

Sweden: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Oct 2021 5,543 5,579 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Oct 2021 5,069 5,087 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Oct 2021 474 493 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Oct 2021 8.5 8.8 %, SA Monthly
Wage & Salaries 2021 Q2 651,603 616,090 Mil. SEK, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2018 5,097 5,016 Ths. # Annual
Agriculture Employment 2017 99,212 98,925 # Annual

Release Information

Information from Official Statistics of Sweden

The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is carried out on an ongoing basis by Statistics Sweden. The objectives of the survey are to describe the current employment conditions and to give information on the development of the labor market.

The results are used, together with other labor market statistics, as the basis for the planning of and decision-making on labor market policy measures, as well as for the follow-up of investment in the labor market. LFS is also an important foundation for general short-term economic evaluations and international comparisons. The results of LFS also provide essential parts of labor market data required for economic and social research. Additionally, the statistics are used generally for mass media information to the public about the labor market.

Data is subject to revisions.

Statistics Sweden will be using the international unemployment figures for the LFS for October 2007 onwards. Until that time, people who have been studying full-time at any time during the three weeks before the reference week have been classified as not in the labor force instead of as unemployed. Revised data regarding the number of unemployed people are within the statistical margin of error for all months in 2007 apart from June.