Government wants to spend SEK 1.3 billion to curb unemployment

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The government is proposing spending almost 1.3 billion kronor to curb unemployment, with more than 400 million to be invested in extra services and introductory jobs.

The investment is part of the budget bill for 2020 that the government has agreed with the Centre Party and the Liberals. The news was announced by Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson and new Labour Minister Eva Nordmark during a press conference, shortly after new figures from Statistics Sweden showed unemployment rising significantly faster than expected.