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Unemployment Decreases in Sweden

Published torsdag 14 september 2006 kl 14.25

New stastics claim that the number of unemployed in Sweden has fallen to 5.7% of the work force – down from 6.5 % at the same time last year.

This puts roughly half the population – some 4 434 000 people at work.

Unemployment has been a major question in the election campaign– with the minority Social Democratic government insisting that the economy is picking up and more jobes are being created – blsting the Moderat call for reduced unemployment benefits as a punishment for those out of work and no way to create new jobs.

Opposition voices insist that the government has not done enough to combat unemployment and that the real figures are much higher than the official one.

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