Unemployment rate sinks but the long-term jobless still struggle

2:02 min
  • As Sweden's unemployment falls, it is not dropping among the long-term unemployed, many of whom were born abroad.

  • Säffle municipality has the highest unemployment in this group, where the figure in March was 36.5 percent, according to the Public Employment Service.

  • Efforts there are being made to support this group in different ways, including through a green jobs initiative where participants learn the Swedish language and culture to help them find work or study.