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Labour Force Surveys (LFS), November 2019

Labour market remains subdued

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-12-12 9.30

In November 2019 there were 5 140 000 employed persons. The unemployment rate increased by 1.0 percentage points to 6.8 percent. The average number of hours worked per week amounted to 170.2 million. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data indicates an increase in both the number of employed and unemployed persons. The employment rate and the unemployment rate also increased. The unemployment rate, smoothed and seasonally adjusted, was 6.9 percent.

Compared with the outcome in previous months, the data for November 2019 indicates an increase in the labour force participation rate and in the unemployment rate. To determine whether these changes are persistent, additional measurements are required. Therefore, the results of the 2019 November LFS should be used with some caution.

In November 2019, there were 5 140 000 employed persons aged 15─74, not seasonally adjusted. The number of employed men was 2 689 000. There were 2 451 000 employed women. The employment rate was 68.3 percent. Among men, the employment rate was 70.2 percent and among women, the employment rate was 66.3 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 November 2019, there were 5 155 000 employed persons, which corresponds to an employment rate of 68.5 percent.

There were 4 690 000 employees aged 15─74 in November 2019, not seasonally adjusted, an increase of 78 000 persons. Among men, the number of employees was 2 365 000 and among women it was 2 325 000. The number of permanent employees increased by 82 000 persons compared with the same period a year ago and amounted to 3 908 000. Among men, the number of permanent employees was 2 007 000, an increase of 63 000 persons. Among women the number of permanent employees was 1 900 000.

There were 782 000 temporary employees. Among men, there were 357 000 temporary employees and among women there were 425 000 temporary employees.

Compared with nearby months, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of permanent employees and a few minor changes in the number of temporary employees.

On average, the number of hours worked in November 2019 amounted to 170.2 million per week, not seasonally adjusted. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data showed an increase in the number of hours worked per week compared with recent months. On average, the number of hours worked amounted to 154.3 million per week in November 2019.

In November 2019, there were 378 000 unemployed persons aged 15─74, not seasonally adjusted, which is an increase of 63 000 persons compared with the same period a year ago. The unemployment rate increased by 1.0 percentage points and amounted to 6.8 percent. There were 192 000 unemployed men and 186 000 unemployed women. The unemployment rate was 6.6 percent among men and 7.1 percent among women.

Among persons aged 15–74, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in both the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate, compared with nearby months. There were 384 000 unemployed persons in November 2019, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.9 percent.

Among young persons aged 15─24 there were 109 000 unemployed persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 17.9 percent. Among unemployed young people, 69 000 persons were full-time students, an increase of 29 000 persons compared with November 2018.

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 127 000 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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