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), May 2014
In May 2014, 4 746 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed; this is an increase of 78 000, not seasonally adjusted. The number of unemployed persons was 413 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 155.2 million per week, an increase of 2.9 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in both the number of employed persons and in the employment rate as well as an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent.
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