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Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

Upcoming publishing: 2018-05-31

The statistics describe labour market developments for the Swedish population aged 15-74. The LFS shows the number and percentage of employed and unemployed persons respectively, per month, quarter and year. It is the only source of continuous data on total unemployment and represents the official unemployment rate.

Key figures for Sweden

Labour force rate

72.6 %

Reference period: April 2018

0.2 %-unit

compared with the same period previous year

Unemployment rate

6.8 %

Reference period: April 2018

-0.4 %-unit

compared with the same period previous year

Employment rate

67.7 %

Reference period: April 2018

0.5 %-unit

compared with the same period previous year

Labour force rate (smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

72.9 %

thousands

Reference period: April 2018

Unemployment rate  (smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

6.1 %

Reference period: April 2018

Employment rate  (smoothed and seasonally adjusted)

68.4 %

Reference period: April 2018

Statistical news

Labour Force Surveys (LFS), April 2018

2018-05-22

In April 2018, there were 5 043 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 78 000 persons compared with April 2017. The number of permanent employees increased by 116 000 and amounted to 3 872 000. The number of hours worked averaged 165.5 million per week, an increase of 4.2 percent in calendar adjusted figures. There were 366 000 unemployed persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the employment rate and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.1 percent.

All statistical news for this statistic

Tables in the Statistical Database

Publications

Title Language Type Date
Labour force surveys (LFS) 1st quarter 2018 Swedish with elements of English SM 2018-05-17
Over- and undercoverage in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) – a register-based study English Report 2018-04-23
Analysis on nonresponse bias for the Swedish Labour Force Surveys (LFS) English Report 2018-04-23
Labour force surveys (LFS) 2017 Swedish with elements of English SM 2018-02-22
Labour force surveys (LFS), 4th quarter 2017 Swedish with elements of English SM 2018-02-13
Labour force surveys – Theme: Unemployed persons who have already found a job that will start within 3 months Swedish with elements of English SM 2018-01-30
Labour force surveys – Theme: The labour market for persons with a lower level of education 2005–2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-11-21
Labour force surveys: 3rd quarter 2017 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-11-07
Labour force surveys – Theme: Hours worked Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-09-12
Labour force surveys: 2nd quarter 2017 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-08-29
Over- and undercoverage in the Swedish Labour Force Surveys (LFS) – a register-based analysis Swedish with elements of English Report 2017-05-31
Labour Force Surveys (LFS) - Theme: The labour market for young people in the summer months Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-05-30
Analysis on nonresponse bias for the Swedish Labour Force Surveys (LFS) Swedish with elements of English Report 2017-05-29
Labour force surveys: 1st quarter 2017 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-05-16
Labour force surveys – Theme: Persons available to work but not seeking 2005–2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-02-27
Labour force surveys 2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-02-23
Labour force surveys (LFS), 4th quarter 2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2017-02-14
Labour force surveys – Theme: Employed persons by economic activity between 2006 and 2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-11-22
Labour force surveys: 3rd quarter 2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-11-08
Labour force surveys – Theme: The labour market situation among full-time students in 2005–2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-09-20
Labour force surveys: 2nd quarter 2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-08-30
Unemployment statistics from the Labour Force Surveys (LFS) and the Swedish Public Employment Service – A comparative study Swedish with elements of English Report 2016-06-30
Employed and hours worked in Labour Force Surveys and National accounts Swedish with elements of English Report 2016-06-22
Labour Force Surveys (LFS) - Theme: The labour market for men and women during the years 2001–2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-05-26
Labour force surveys: 1st quarter 2016 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-05-12
Labour force surveys – Theme: Labour situation of migrants and their immediate descendants 2014 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-03-01
Labour force surveys 2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-02-23
Labour force surveys: 4th quarter 2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2016-02-16
Labour force surveys – Theme Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-11-17
Labour force surveys: 3rd quarter 2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-11-03
Labour force surveys – Theme: Patterns of absenteeism – different during major sporting events? Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-09-22
Background facts: Patterns of non-response in the Swedish LFS Swedish with elements of English Report 2015-09-03
Labour force surveys: 2nd quarter 2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-08-27
Background facts: Measurement errors study in the Swedish labour force surveys English Report 2015-08-24
Background facts: Estimating household-related parameters in the Swedish LFS – theory and practice English Report 2015-08-12
Labour force surveys – Theme Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-05-26
Labour force surveys: 1st quarter 2015 Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-05-12
Background facts: Flow statistics – an early indicator of turning points on the labour market? English Report 2015-04-30
Labour force surveys – Theme: Trends for persons in temporary employment Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-02-24
Labour force surveys 2014 Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-02-17
Labour force surveys: 4th quarter 2014 Swedish with elements of English SM 2015-02-10
Labour force survey – Theme: Transition from work to retirement 2012 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-11-18
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2014 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-11-06
Labour force survey – Theme: Development of the Swedish labour market since the financial crisis Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-09-02
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2014 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-08-26
Labour force survey – Theme: The labour market among foreign born 2005–2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-06-11
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2014 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-05-13
Background facts: Measurement errors in the Swedish Labour Force Surveys Swedish with elements of English Report 2014-03-25
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2013 – Theme: Labour underutilization, 2001–2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-02-25
Background facts: Method for estimation when combining samples with different designs in the Swedish Labour Force Surveys Swedish with elements of English Report 2014-02-13
Labour force surveys 2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-02-11
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2014-02-06
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2013 – Theme: Risks for long-term unemployment Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-11-25
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-10-29
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2013 – Theme: Development of employment and labour force participation in Europe Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-09-17
Background facts: Unemployment statistics from the Labour Force Surveys (LFS) and the Swedish Public Employment Service – A comparative study Swedish with elements of English Report 2013-09-12
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-08-27
Background facts: Linking of central series in Labour Force Surveys (LFS) 1970–1986 Swedish with elements of English Report 2013-08-27
Background facts: Part-time employed job seekers English Report 2013-08-27
Background facts: Part-time employed job seekers Swedish with elements of English Report 2013-08-27
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2013 – Theme: Youth unemployment Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-06-05
Background facts: Revising Surveys – Linking Old and New Data English Report 2013-05-23
Background facts: Consistent Seasonal Adjustment English Report 2013-05-23
Background facts: Youth unemployment – comparability in statistics between a number of European countries English Report 2013-05-23
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2013 Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-05-06
Background facts: Youth unemployment – comparability in statistics between a number of European countries Swedish with elements of English Report 2013-04-02
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2012 – Theme: Time worked 2012 – How much are we working and when? Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-02-26
Labour force surveys 2012 Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-02-11
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2012 Swedish with elements of English SM 2013-02-07
Background facts: Linking a system of time series, Recalculation of Labour Force Surveys 1987–1992 English Report 2012-12-18
Background facts: Actual Hours Worked in the Swedish LFS – Four articles Swedish with elements of English Report 2012-12-10
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2012 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-11-20
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2012 – Theme: The development for persons not at work during 2005–2012 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-11-20
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2012 – Theme: How much do we work in Sweden? Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-09-18
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2012. Corrected 2012-09-27 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-08-28
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2012 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-05-29
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2012 – Theme: Persons outside the labour force aged 15–74 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-05-29
Labour force surveys 2011 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-02-29
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2011 Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-02-23
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2011 – Theme: Employment and hours worked over the business cycle Swedish with elements of English SM 2012-02-23
Background facts: The Sampling and Estimation Procedure in the Swedish Labour Force Surveys 2005– Swedish with elements of English Report 2011-11-25
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2011 Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-11-15
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2011 – Theme: Long-term unemployment among persons aged 15–74 Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-11-15
Background facts: The Labour Force Surveys (LFS) 50 years – A presentation of four different perspektives from independent researchers Swedish with elements of English Report 2011-09-30
Background facts: Recruitment Statistics from the Swedish Labour Force Surveys English Report 2011-09-26
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2011 Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-08-30
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2011 – Theme: The labour market for persons aged 20–64 years Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-08-30
Background facts: Basic principles for Labour Force Surveys (LFS) and labour market statistics Swedish with elements of English Report 2011-06-22
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2011 Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-05-24
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2011 – Theme: Externally recruited persons 2005–2011 Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-05-24
Labour force surveys 2010 Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-02-24
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2010 with Theme: The labour market from a regional perspective Swedish with elements of English SM 2011-02-21
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2010 Swedish with elements of English SM 2010-12-09
Background facts: Recruitment Statistics from the Swedish Labour Force Surveys (LFS) Swedish with elements of English Report 2010-12-09
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2010 Swedish with elements of English SM 2010-08-31
Labour force survey 1st quarter 2010 – Theme: The impact of two crises on the labour market Swedish with elements of English SM 2010-05-25
Background facts: Basic principles for Labour Force Surveys (LFS) and labour market statistics Swedish with elements of English Report 2010-05-25
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2010 Swedish with elements of English SM 2010-05-20
Labour force surveys 2009 Swedish with elements of English SM 2010-03-04
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2009 – incl. Theme: Underemployment Swedish with elements of English SM 2010-02-23
Labour force survey 3rd quarter 2009 – Theme:Labour market situation for foreign-born persons in 2008 Swedish with elements of English SM 2009-11-25
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2009 Swedish with elements of English SM 2009-11-05
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2009 – incl. Theme: Comparing unemployment among young people in Europé Swedish with elements of English SM 2009-08-20
Labour force survey: 1st quarter 2009 – incl. Theme: Youth unemployment Swedish with elements of English SM 2009-05-07
Labour force surveys 2008 Swedish with elements of English SM 2009-02-26
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2008 Swedish with elements of English SM 2009-02-12
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2008 Swedish with elements of English SM 2008-10-28
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2008 Swedish with elements of English SM 2008-08-27
Labour force survey: 1 quarter 2008 Swedish with elements of English SM 2008-05-09
Labour force surveys 2007 Swedish with elements of English SM 2008-03-03
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2007 Swedish with elements of English SM 2008-02-08
Labour force survey: 3rd quarter 2007 Swedish with elements of English SM 2007-11-08
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2007 Swedish with elements of English SM 2007-08-24
Labour force survey: 1 quarter 2007 Swedish with elements of English SM 2007-05-15
Labour force surveys 2006 Swedish with elements of English SM 2007-02-22
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2006 Swedish with elements of English SM 2007-02-08
Labour force survey: 3nd quarter 2006 Swedish with elements of English SM 2006-11-09
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2006 Swedish with elements of English SM 2006-08-22
Labour force survey: 1 quarter 2006 Swedish with elements of English SM 2006-05-17
Labour force surveys 2005 Swedish with elements of English SM 2006-04-07
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2005 Swedish with elements of English SM 2006-02-09
Background facts: Flow Statistics from the Swedish Labour Force Survey English Report 2005-12-06
Background facts: Flow Statistics from the Swedish Labour Force Survey Swedish with elements of English Report 2005-11-16
Labour force survey: 3nd quarter 2005 Swedish with elements of English SM 2005-11-10
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2005 Swedish with elements of English SM 2005-08-19
Labour force survey: 1:a quarter 2005 Swedish with elements of English SM 2005-05-24
Labour force surveys 2004 Swedish with elements of English SM 2005-03-10
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2004 Swedish with elements of English SM 2005-02-10
Labour force survey: 3nd quarter 2004 Swedish with elements of English SM 2004-11-04
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2004 Swedish with elements of English SM 2004-08-12
Labour force survey: 1:a quarter 2004 Swedish with elements of English SM 2004-05-13
Labour force surveys 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2004-03-25
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2004-02-26
Labour force survey : December 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2004-02-03
Labour force survey : November 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-12-18
Labour force survey : October 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-11-20
Labour force survey: 3nd quarter 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-11-10
Labour force survey : September 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-10-27
Labour force survey : August 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-09-18
Labour force survey : July 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-08-27
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-08-15
Labour force survey : June 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-07-29
Labour force survey : May 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-06-24
Labour force survey : April 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-06-02
Labour force survey: 1 st quarter 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-05-15
Labour force survey : March 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-04-29
Labour force survey : February 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-03-20
Labour force surveys 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-03-12
Labour force survey : December 2001 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-03-12
Labour force survey : January 2003 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-02-20
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-02-10
Labour force survey : December 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2003-01-30
Labour force survey: November 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-12-19
Labour force survey: October 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-11-21
Labour force survey: 3nd quarter 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-11-07
Labour force survey: September 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-10-25
Labour force survey: August 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-09-18
Labour force survey: 2nd quarter 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-09-04
Labour force survey : July 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-08-23
Labour force survey : June 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-07-29
Labour force survey : May 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-06-19
Labour force survey : April 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-05-31
Labour force surveys 2001 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-05-08
Labour force survey: 1 st quarter 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-05-07
Labour force survey : March 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-05-02
Labour force survey : February 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-03-21
Labour force survey: 4th quarter 2001 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-03-13
Labour force survey : January 2002 Swedish with elements of English SM 2002-02-21

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