The Employment service predicts unemployment levels next year of 25% for those born outside Sweden; 33% for those from outside Europe. For the young (16-24) across the board the proportion out of work could be as high as 35%.
And even higher for those within those groups who did not finish high school (gymnasium).
Tord Strannefors is an analyst at the Employment Service. He says that Sweden's job market is on the brink of a generation shift and that Sweden needs to get these young people and immigrants educated and into jobs, in order to replace the big surge of pensioners of the next few years.