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Labour Force Surveys (LFS), December 2019

Minor changes in unemployment rate

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-01-23 9.30

In December 2019, there were 5 115 000 employed persons. The unemployment rate was 6.0 percent. The average number of hours worked per week amounted to 145.7 million. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data indicates an increase in the employment rate, and a minor change in the unemployment rate, which was 6.9 percent.

In December 2019, there were 5 115 000 employed persons aged 15─74, not seasonally adjusted. There were 2 679 000 employed men and 2 436 000 employed women. The employment rate was 68.0 percent. Among men, the employment rate was 69.9 percent and among women, the employment rate was 65.9 percent.

Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data indicates an increase in both the number of employed persons and the employment rate compared with recent months. In December 2019, there were 5 156 000 employed persons, which corresponds to an employment rate of 68.5 percent.

There were 4 590 000 employees aged 15─74 in December 2019, not seasonally adjusted. Among men, the number of employees was 2 300 000 and among women it was 2 291 000. There were 3 856 000 permanent employees in the same period. Among men, the number of permanent employees was 1 962 000 and among women it was 1 894 000.

There were 734 000 temporary employees. Among men, there were 337 000 temporary employees and among women there were 397 000 temporary employees. Compared with nearby months, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of permanent employees and an increase in the number of temporary employees.

On average, the number of hours worked in December 2019 amounted to 145.7 million per week, not seasonally adjusted. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data showed a minor change in the number of hours worked per week compared with recent months. On average, the number of hours worked amounted to 154.1 million per week in December 2019.

In December 2019, there were 329 000 unemployed persons aged 15─74, not seasonally adjusted. This corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent. There were 155 000 unemployed women and 175 000 unemployed men. The unemployment rate was 6.0 percent among women and 6.1 percent among men.

Among young persons aged 15─24, there were 92 000 unemployed persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 16.3 percent. Among unemployed young people, 59 000 persons were full-time students.

Among persons aged 15–74, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows minor changes in both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate, compared with nearby months. There were 379 000 unemployed persons in December 2019, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.9 percent.

Among young persons aged 15─24, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows minor changes in both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate. There were 125 000 unemployed young persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 19.8 percent.

Employment rate, persons aged 15–74

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Employment rate by sex, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data, persons aged 15–74

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Unemployment rate, persons aged 15–74

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Unemployment rate by sex, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data, persons aged 15–74

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