It means that those with fewer, or no qualifications have an even harder time finding work.
The main blue-collar union federation (LO) says there is a lack of positions that demand higher education. An economist at LO says it is a pity the government has spent its time in office subsidising unskilled jobs.
The RUT tax break makes it cheaper for people to employ cleaners, and a halving of VAT for restaurants is aimed at helping more people get jobs as waiters/waitresses or cooks.
But the federation of Swedish industry (Svensk Näringsliv) says the solution is to make it even cheaper to employ people, and there is a danger in putting too much faith in more training, since it can mean over-educating people.