An office of the Public Employment Agency, or Arbetsförmedlingen in Swedish.
An office of the Public Employment Agency, or Arbetsförmedlingen in Swedish. Credit: Jessica Gow/TT

High school degree crucial for finding work

2:10 min

A record number of people age 18 to 24 are finding work, especially those who graduated secondary school, says new offical figures.

The Public Employment Agency, or Arbetsförmedlingen in Swedish, says some 55,000 youths were registered as unemployed in November. In 2012, that figure was 101,000.

Youth unemployment has been declining in recent years but is now at its lowest level since 2008, during the financial crisis.

And we asked a representative from the hotel and restaurant industry organisation Vista, Peter Thomelius, to explain just why a high school degree makes such a crucial difference.

 

 

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