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Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Statistics Sweden will be using the international unemployment figures for the LFS for October 2007 onwards. Until now, 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 labour 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.

Labour Force Survey (LFS), August 2014

In August 2014, 4 863 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 97 000 compared to August 2013. The number of unemployed persons was 389 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 125.0 million per week, an increase of 2.2 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a large increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.  Read the entire statistical news

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Labour force 5251  (Thousands)

August 2014
Change: 2.1%

from corresponding period previous year
Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 5196  (Thousands)

August 2014
Change: ..%

from corresponding period previous year
Labour force rate 72.8  (Percent)

August 2014
Change: 1.0 %-unit

from corresponding period previous year
Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 72.1  (Percent)

Augusti 2014
Change: ..%

from corresponding period previous year
Employed 4863  (Thousands)

August 2014
Change: 2.0%

from corresponding period previous year
Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 4785  (Thousands)

August 2014
Change: ..%

from corresponding period previous year
Employment rate 67.4  (Percent)

August 2014
Change: 0.8 %-unit

from corresponding period previous year
Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted) 66.4  (Percent)

August 2014
Change: ..%

from corresponding period previous year
Unemployed 389  (Thousands)

August 2014
Change: 3.0%

from corresponding period previous year
Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 411  (Thousands)

August 2014
Change: ..%

from corresponding period previous year
Unemployment rate 7.4  (Percent)

August 2014
Change: 0.1 %-unit

from corresponding period previous year
Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 7.9  (Percent)

August 2014
Change: ..%

from corresponding period previous year


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