Economy

Nearly a quarter of young people without work, figures show

1:17 min
  • Some 143,000 15 to 24-year-olds are currently unemployed, nearly a quarter of those in that age group. 
  • Many would have found work in Sweden's tourism, restaurant and hospitality industries which were hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson says the situation is serious as unemployment early on in life can have effects later on.