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Employment, job vacancies and wage sums, 2nd quarter 2021

Number of employees increased

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-08-20 9.30

In the second quarter of 2021, there were 4 852 085 employees. The number of employees increased by 1.5 percent compared with the corresponding quarter a year ago. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 518 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent. There were 132 000 job openings in the labour market, an increase of 52.1 percent compared with the corresponding quarter in 2020.


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

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Short-term employment:

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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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