Goverment wants unemployment benefit reform

2:34 min
  • The government says it wants to reform Sweden's system of unemployment insurance, known as ”a-kassa” in Swedish.

  • It is proposing that the right to claim unemployment benefits should be decided by how much a person earns rather than how long they have had a job or how many hours they have worked, as it is today.

  • Minister for Employment and Integration, Johan Pehrson, says the change could mean more people who are out of work will qualify for unemployment benefits.