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Job Schemes Fall Short

Swedish Radio News reports that the government will probably miss its target for reducing unemployment through special job schemes.

Last Fall the government launched a new program aimed at creating jobs for 161,000 unemployed. According to reports, the effort through the Labor Market Board has fallen short by around 15,000 jobs.

On the other hand, the public agency has succeeded far better than a parallel program where private employment agencies have been commissioned to find work for unemployed university graduates. Of the target 4000, only 5 found jobs.

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