Unemployment Payouts Rocket

The costs to local councils of paying out unemployment benefit has increased faster than first thought according to research carried out by the university graduates union SSR.

It says costs have risen by 28 percent and many think it's going to get much worse.

"With school finishing for many this week, a big group of new young people are going to be looking for work," said Christin Johansson at SSR.

The union is calling on the government to pump more money into the system to cover the costs.

The research was carried out this month and 200 local councils in Sweden took part. Nine out of ten said that their unemployment costs had increased.