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Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2019

Number of employed persons continued to increase

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-03-14 9.30

In February 2019, the number of employed persons increased by 54 000 and the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows that employment increased and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.2 percent.

In February 2019, there were 5 093 000 employed persons aged 15─74, not seasonally adjusted, which was an increase of 54 000 compared with February 2018. The number of employed women was 2 424 000 and the number of employed men was 2 669 000. The employment rate amounted to 68.0 percent. Among women it amounted to 65.8 and among men it amounted to 70.0 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and in the employment rate compared with recent months. In February 2019, there were 5 164 000 employed persons, which corresponds to an employment rate of 68.9 percent.

The number of employees aged 15─74 increased by 64 000 to 4 619 000 in February 2019, compared with February 2018, not seasonally adjusted. Among women, the number of employees was 2 292 000 and among men the number of employees was 2 327 000. The number of permanent employees increased by 65 000 to 3 887 000 in the same period. Among women, the number of permanent employees was 1 889 000 and among men the number of permanent employees was 1 998 000. There were 732 000 temporary employees. Compared with nearby months, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of both temporary and permanent employees.

On average, the number of hours worked in February 2019 amounted to 167.4 million per week, not seasonally adjusted. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of hours worked per week compared with recent months. On average, the number of hours worked amounted to 157.7 million per week in February 2019.

In February 2019, there were 358 000 unemployed persons aged 15─74, not seasonally adjusted. This corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.6 percent. There were 167 000 unemployed women and 191 000 unemployed men. The unemployment rate was 6.4 percent among women and 6.7 percent among men. Among young people aged 15─24, the number of unemployed persons increased by 23 000 to 118 000. The unemployment rate among young people amounted to 19.7 percent. Among unemployed young people, there were 75 000 full-time students. Among persons aged 15–74, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows decreases in both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate compared with nearby months. There were 341 000 unemployed persons in February 2019, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.2 percent. Among young persons aged 15─24, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a small change in the number of unemployed persons and a decrease in the unemployment rate. There were 107 000 unemployed young persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 17.2 percent.

Employment rate, persons aged 15–74
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2019

Employment rate by sex, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data, persons aged 15–74
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2019

Unemployment rate, persons aged 15–74
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2019

Unemployment rate by sex, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data, persons aged 15–74
Labour Force Surveys (LFS), February 2019

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