Few Qualify for Unemployment Benefits

Sweden’s state unemployment insurance scheme is in danger of crumbling and needs to be changed, according to a new report.

Writing in Dagens Nyheter newspaper, Harald Petersson, chairman of the national unemployment insurance organization and Melker Ödebrink, the government's administrative director, said very few unemployed actually manage to receive full benefits when they are out of work due to complicated eligibility criteria. They want the rules to be changed to prevent .

Almost half of those who pay into Sweden’s voluntary unemployment benefit scheme receive no benefits whatsoever. Just over one in ten people out of work receive benefits worth 80 percent of their previous income.

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