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), 2nd quarter 2014
During the second quarter of 2014 the number of employed persons aged 15-74 amounted to 4 779 000, an increase of 62 000 compared to the same quarter in 2013. The increase can mainly be explained by more employed persons among foreign born. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data show a continued increase in the number of employed persons as well as in the employment rate. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 454 000 and unemployment was 8.7 percent.
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