Sweden to see job growth, but unemployment remains high
The Swedish Public Employment Office forecasts that 68,000 more people will find work within the next two years, but warns that unemployment will remain high.
"It's great that Sweden is getting new jobs in an otherwise shaky economic environment," Angeles Bermudez-Svankist, the general director of the agency, writes in a press release.
But while more people will find work, the agency predicts that unemployment will climb to 8.5 percent in 2013 and then only slightly drop to 8.3 percent in 2014.
Sweden had an 8 percent unemployment rate in 2012.