But Swedish Radio News reports that women, who more often work in the public sector, tend to be offered short-term contracts.
The head of TSL says that, as well as more short-term contracts in general, more people are getting hired by their old employer. He says this shows that many companies are unsure about what the future will bring.
The TSL and TRR services also say fewer people were laid off in 2013 than they had feared. The head of TRR says the recruitment process is getting shorter, and this points to increasing optimism among employers.