Key figures - Sweden
- Unemployment rate 9.1% –– June 2013
- Population 9 596 436 –– 30 June 2013
- Inflation rate ––– 0.1%
- Consumer Price Index, CPI313.55 (Index 1980=100) –– July 2013
- National Accounts, GDP 0.6% 2nd Quarter 2013 compared to 2nd Quarter 2012
Fewer unemployed in Sweden but more on sick leave
Thursday, 15 August 2013
The number of persons who lived in Sweden in a full-year receiving economic support in the form of social assistance or benefits in 2012 was almost on the same the year before.
This comes from official the data released by Statistic Sweden (SCB), which also reports that the number of persons with sickness benefits increased for the second year while the number with sickness or activity compensation continued to decrease.
The total number of full-year equivalents in 2012 increased by 0.4 percent compared to 2011. Since year 2002, the number with sickness benefits as well as the number with sickness or activity compensation decreased steadily. For sickness benefits, this trend was broken in 2011 and in 2012 the numbers with sickness benefits increased by 13.6 percent. The number with sickness or activity compensation continued to decrease also in 2012, -7.3 percent. The other forms of benefits increased slightly in 2012.
Traditionally, Statistics Sweden annually reports statistics on the number of full-year persons aged 20-64 who receive economic support in the form of social assistance or benefits, such as sickness benefits, sickness or activity compensation (formerly early retirement), unemployment benefits, and economic aid.
By Scancomark.com Team