Foreign-born graduates earn less, are more often unemployed and are more likely to get a job outside of their field of study or skills set. Just under half of all foreign graduates in Sweden have a job corresponding to their education level.
According to the survey by Jusek, the gap between Swedes and foreign-born grads is larger today than in 2001. The survey included a look at economists, lawyers and social scientists.
This is despite several government decisions aimed at improving and speeding up the job-seeking process for foreign graduates.
Jusek chairman Sofia Larsen told Swedish Radio that the group wants to see more investment in Swedish language education and a national system for validating one's educational credentials.