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), 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.  Read the entire press release

Figures

Labour force 5159  (Thousands)

May 2014
Change: 1.5%

from corresponding period previous year
Labour force (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 5170  (Thousands)

May 2014
Labour force rate 71.7  (Percent)

May 2014
Change: 0.6 %-unit

from corresponding period previous year
Labour force rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 71.8  (Percent)

May 2014
Employed 4746  (Thousands)

May 2014
Change: 1.7%

from corresponding period previous year
Employed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 4758  (Thousands)

May 2014
Employment rate 65.9  (Percent)

May 2014
Change: 0.6 %-unit

from corresponding period previous year
Employment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted) 66.1  (Percent)

May 2014
Unemployed 413  (Thousands)

May 2014
Change: -1.0%

from corresponding period previous year
Unemployed (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 412  (Thousands)

May 2014
Unemployment rate 8.0  (Percent)

May 2014
Change: -0.2 %-unit

from corresponding period previous year
Unemployment rate (Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data) 8.0  (Percent)

May 2014


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