Half of public top jobs held by women
Half of the high-echelon jobs within Sweden’s civil service are filled by women. A recent Swedish Radio analysis showed that the center-right government has lived up to its promise to change the public employment policy of the former social-democratic government. During the Persson-administration one third of the state’s top jobs were held by women.
The number of persons with immigrant backgrounds holding high-level jobs has also increased from formerly six percent to twenty percent.
In addition, the present government has abandoned the earlier practice of internal job appointments. Instead, administrative positions are being publicly advertised.