Political Economy


The number of Swedish temporarily employed increased - unemployment however falls to 7.2 percent  from 9.1

Thursday, 22 August 2013
The number of employed persons in Sweden within the age groups 15 and 74 amounted to 4 905 000 in July 2013, an increase of 66 000. On the flipside, the number of unemployed persons amounted to 382 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent.

Official data from the Swedish Statistic Office, Statistic Sweden, published on Thursday also indicated that the number of hours worked averaged 95.3 million per week. Seasonally adjusted data shows a continued positive trend for the labour force as well as the number of employed persons.Jobba i Sverige

In July 2013 the number of employed persons aged 15 and 74 increased by 66 000 and thereby amounted to 4 905 000. The number of employed men increased by 43 000 and thereby amounted to 2 564 000, while the number of employed women amounted to 2 341 000. The employment rate was 68.5 percent. Seasonally adjusted, the number of employed persons amounted to 4 717 000 which corresponds to an employment rate of 65.9 percent. The trend for the number of employed continues to be positive.

The number of temporarily employed amounted to 896 000, an increase by 50 000. The number of permanent employed amounted to 3 514 000.

On the other side, in the second quarter of 2013 the number of employed persons amounted to 4 319 700, an increase of 1.2 percent. In both the private and the public sector, the number of employed persons increased by 1.2 percent.
by Scancomark.com Team

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