Fewer Covered with Unemployment Insurance in Sweden

New labour market statistics in Sweden show that fewer and fewer jobless are receiving unemployment benefits, down to 50% compared to an earlier 70%.

Unemployed young people and those born outside of the Nordic area are the worst off - only 25% of them get benefits and both having extra trouble getting into the labuor market to get their first jobs here.

The lower figures are explained both by people voluntarily dropping out of the system because of belt tightening in their own economies as well as stricter rules - students looking for their first jobs are no longer covered, for example.