Two years earlier, approximately one in five in the same group was jobless. Over the past few years, unemployment among young people born abroad has increased by 3 per cent, while Swedish born youngsters have seen unemployment go down by 10 %.
According to the Employment Office's head of prognosis, Tord Strannefors, many young immigrants have a "fragile education background", which makes it hard for them to take advantage of the improvement in the economy.
Currently, the unemployment stands at 7,9 % of the labour market. That is 1,6 percentage points less than the same time last year.