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Employment, job vacancies and wage sums 1st quarter 2021

Number of employees decreased by 1.5 percent

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-05-20 9.30

In the first quarter of 2021, there were 4 706 155 employees. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 490 billion, an increase of 2.9 percent. There were 113 000 job openings in the labour market, a decrease of 14.6 percent.


A more detailed report of this survey is published in a Statistical Report.

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The next statistical news in this series are scheduled for publishing on 2021-08-20 at 09:30 am.

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Short-term employment:

Nicole Nguyen

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Job openings and unmet labour demand:

Freja Sahrblom

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Aggregate gross pay, payroll taxes and prel. tax statistics from employers monthly tax returns:

Maria Nilsson

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