Too few get work befitting their training

Both unions and employers think it is a problem that many people have jobs that do not match their education level.

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.