Long term unemployed far from labour market

1:46 min
  • Jobless figures for August published by the Public Employment Service show that unemployment is falling overall as the economy picks up, but long term unemployment stands out as a major problem in the labour market.
  • The number of registered unemployed in Sweden fell to below 400,000 people for the first time since the pandemic took hold in March 2020.
  • But almost half of those registered unemployed have been out of work for at least twelve months and are counted as long-term unemployed.