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Labour Force Surveys (LFS), January 2017:

The number of employed persons continued to increase

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-02-16 9.30

In January 2017, there were 4 880 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 90 000 persons compared with January 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 385 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 148.1 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 January 2017, the number of employed persons aged 15–74 amounted to 4 880 000, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 90 000 compared with January 2016. The number of employed men increased by 44 000 and amounted to 2 551 000, while the number of employed women increased by 46 000 and amounted to 2 330 000. The employment rate was 66.2 percent; among men it was 68.1 percent and among women it was 64.2 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 4 958 000, which corresponds to an employment rate of 67.3 percent.

The number of employees aged 15–74 in January 2017 amounted to 4 383 000, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 76 000, of whom 39 000 were women, compared with January 2016. The number of permanent employees in the same period amounted to 3 697 000. Compared with January 2016, this was an increase of 65 000, of whom 40 000 were men. The number of temporary employees amounted to 687 000. 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 January 2017 amounted to 148.1 million per week, not seasonally adjusted. When the difference in holidays was taken into account, there was an increase of 1.5 percent compared with January 2016. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows small changes in the number of hours worked per week. In January 2017, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data amounted to 150.8 million hours worked per week.

In January 2017, the number of unemployed persons aged 15–74 amounted to 385 000, not seasonally adjusted. This corresponds to an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. The number of unemployed men amounted to 212 000 and the number of unemployed women amounted to 172 000. The unemployment rate among men was 7.7 percent and among women 6.9 percent. The number of unemployed young people aged 15–24 was 110 000, of whom 71 000 were full time students. The unemployment rate among young people was 18.6 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 364 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.9 percent. The unemployment rate was 7.2 percent among men and 6.5 percent among women. Among young people aged 15–24, both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate continued to decrease. The number of young people who were unemployed was 115 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 18.1 percent.

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