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Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2017:

The number of employees in the municipal sector increased

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-03-16 9.30

In February 2017, there were 4 920 000 employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 114 000 persons compared with February 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 392 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent. The number of employees in the municipal sector increased by 51 000 and amounted to 1 160 000 compared with the same month in 2016. The number of hours worked averaged 161.4 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the employment rate and small changes in the unemployment rate, which was 6.9 percent.

In February 2017, the number of employed persons aged 15–74 amounted to 4 920 000, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 11 000 compared with February 2016. The number of employed men increased by 62 000 and amounted to 2 571 000, while the number of employed women increased by 53 000 and amounted to 2 349 000. The employment rate increased by 0.8 percentage to 66.7 percent; among men it was 68.6 percent and among women it was 64.7 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continued increase both in the number of employed persons and in the employment rate. The number of employed persons was 4 974 000, which corresponds to an employment rate of 67.4 percent.

The number of employees aged 15–74 in February 2017 amounted to 4 420 000, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 85 000, of whom 40 000 were men and 45 000 were women, compared with February 2016. The number of permanent employees in the same period amounted to 3 708 000. Compared with February 2016, this was an increase of 74 000, of whom 42 000 were men. The number of temporary employees amounted to 711 000. The number of employees in the municipal sector increased by 51 000 and amounted to 1 160 000 compared with the same month 2016. This is the third consecutive month that the number of employees in the municipal sector increased. Compared with nearby months, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase both in the number of permanent and temporary employees.

On average, the number of hours worked in February 2017 amounted to 161.4 million per week, not seasonally adjusted. When the difference in holidays was taken into account, there was an increase of 2.5 percent compared with February 2016. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of hours worked per week. In February 2017, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data amounted to 151.6 million hours worked per week.

In February 2017, the number of unemployed persons aged 15–74 amounted to 392 000, not seasonally adjusted. This corresponds to an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent. The number of unemployed men amounted to 224 000 and the number of unemployed women amounted to 168 000. The unemployment rate among men was 8.0 percent and among women 6.7 percent. The number of unemployed young people aged 15–24 was 130 000, of whom 82 000 were full time students. The unemployment rate among young people was 21.4 percent. Among people aged 15–74, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows small changes in both the number of unemployed persons and in the unemployment rate. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 366 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. Also among young people aged 15–24, both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate show small changes. The number of young people who were unemployed was 117 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 18.3 percent.

Number of employed aged 15-74 (thousands)
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2017

Employment rate, persons aged 15-74 (percent)
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2017

Number of unemployed aged 15-74 (thousands)
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2017

Unemployment rate, persons aged 15-74 (percent)
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2017

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