Housing shortage puts brakes on business
A new survey commissioned by the Swedish Union of Tenants has found that nearly 7 out of 10 employers in Swedish cities find it hard to recruit people because of the lack of housing.
The polling company SKOP asked 50 of the biggest employers in Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg whether housing shortages posed a problem for recruiting. Half of them said they had some problems, and a fifth said it was a major problem.
The Stockholm region is growing by about 40,000 people per year, but less than 10,000 new appartments are built annually, and there is a similar shortage in Gothenburg and Malmo. So why is more not being built?
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Reporter: Tom Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)